Dirty engine components after repair

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Old 12 Nov 2004, 10:23 am   #1 (permalink)
mago
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The dealership just replaced the rear engine mount on my 4 cylinder 2001
Camry with 48,860 miles on it. (Was diagnosed due to very loud thud that
occurred once every time the car was started.) They had the car for several
days (wrong initial diagnosis, parts not in stock). A couple of days after
i got it back, i checked under the hood and there is a lot of soot on many
of the components. It is particularly noticeable on the fuel injector
housing, the engine valve cover, etc., but it is all over everything. I can
safely say that it was all pretty clean before i took the car in, since i
did try to figure out what was causing the thud. I'm not sure whether the
soot is still accumulating. Should i worry about this? The car doesn't
seem to perform as well as it did.

As a side note, i now can't run the car with external air open - smells like
repair shop.

Thanks!

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Old 12 Nov 2004, 06:43 pm   #2 (permalink)
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You could have them clean it but they will want to charge you.. Call
Toyota for help

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Old 13 Nov 2004, 12:31 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"mago" <mbmago@attglobal.net> wrote in message
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> The dealership just replaced the rear engine mount on my 4 cylinder 2001
> Camry with 48,860 miles on it. (Was diagnosed due to very loud thud that
> occurred once every time the car was started.) They had the car for

several
> days (wrong initial diagnosis, parts not in stock). A couple of days

after
> i got it back, i checked under the hood and there is a lot of soot on many
> of the components. It is particularly noticeable on the fuel injector
> housing, the engine valve cover, etc., but it is all over everything. I

can
> safely say that it was all pretty clean before i took the car in, since i
> did try to figure out what was causing the thud. I'm not sure whether the
> soot is still accumulating. Should i worry about this? The car doesn't
> seem to perform as well as it did.
>
> As a side note, i now can't run the car with external air open - smells

like
> repair shop.
>
> Thanks!
>
> --
> margie


This is another example of slackmanship in the service bay. They have done
something in the shop which has dumped this stuff in your engine bay. It
could be worse,..I' had a car come back with spray-paint overspray from
another job speckled all over my car's paint.

Ring them, or if they are close-by, take the car back and ask for a proper
cleanup,...if they have the gall to try and charge you,..walk away and make
a complaint to Toyota's head-office.

Jason


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Old 13 Nov 2004, 12:44 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Fact that it doesn't run as well and smells with vent open indicates they
knocked off a hose or something. No reason changing an engine mount would
get engine dirty. If they are conviently located take it back and have them
look at it -- or try to find yourself and clear off soot.

"mago" <mbmago@attglobal.net> wrote in message
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> The dealership just replaced the rear engine mount on my 4 cylinder 2001
> Camry with 48,860 miles on it. (Was diagnosed due to very loud thud that
> occurred once every time the car was started.) They had the car for
> several days (wrong initial diagnosis, parts not in stock). A couple of
> days after i got it back, i checked under the hood and there is a lot of
> soot on many of the components. It is particularly noticeable on the fuel
> injector housing, the engine valve cover, etc., but it is all over
> everything. I can safely say that it was all pretty clean before i took
> the car in, since i did try to figure out what was causing the thud. I'm
> not sure whether the soot is still accumulating. Should i worry about
> this? The car doesn't seem to perform as well as it did.
>
> As a side note, i now can't run the car with external air open - smells
> like repair shop.
>
> Thanks!
>
> --
> margie
>



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Old 14 Nov 2004, 02:47 am   #5 (permalink)
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On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 11:23:11 -0500, "mago" <mbmago@attglobal.net>
wrote:

>The dealership just replaced the rear engine mount on my 4 cylinder 2001
>Camry with 48,860 miles on it. (Was diagnosed due to very loud thud that
>occurred once every time the car was started.) They had the car for several
>days (wrong initial diagnosis, parts not in stock). A couple of days after
>i got it back, i checked under the hood and there is a lot of soot on many
>of the components. It is particularly noticeable on the fuel injector
>housing, the engine valve cover, etc., but it is all over everything. I can
>safely say that it was all pretty clean before i took the car in, since i
>did try to figure out what was causing the thud. I'm not sure whether the
>soot is still accumulating. Should i worry about this? The car doesn't
>seem to perform as well as it did.
>
>As a side note, i now can't run the car with external air open - smells like
>repair shop.
>
>Thanks!


Mechanics get grease all over their hands when they work on cars.
Then they hold touch certain parts of your engine with their greasy
hands. They have to do this but they should clean it up too. I would
complain to the service writer and insist that they clean the engine
free of charge.
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Old 14 Nov 2004, 07:13 am   #6 (permalink)
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"mago" <mbmago@attglobal.net> wrote in message news:<4194e5bc_3@news1.prserv.net>...

>A couple of days after
> i got it back, i checked under the hood and there is a lot of soot on many
> of the components.


If it is truly soot, that would be airborne contaminants that settled
on exposed engine components while the car sat waiting in the service
shop with the hood open.
Could be as simple as blowing it clean with a light dusting of
compressed air, which would be simple, quick, effective and free.

But if that were the case, the car body should also be coated with
soot.
Perhaps they washed the car before delivery to the customer?
(but with the hood closed)
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