Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
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My MCS 5dr went in yesterday because of a rattle around the dash and was told I was due for a Quality Enhancement check, on questioning they said they needed to take some crankshaft measurements, and the car would be ready today, they've just phoned to say the tolerances on the crankshaft are excessive and it has gradually been eating away at the components in the engine. There only option is a complete new engine which has been ordered today, I'm not particular happy as the car is only 10 months old.....
9,000 miles, November 2014 build, its not been driven hard as the wife has used it for taking the kids to school and back. The reason I'm so annoyed is that we had another car a few years back that had a new engine, and it was never the same again, I also bought this as a keeper and as such the car has every factory option listing at over 30k new, otherwise I would have swapped it in for a new one and not worried so much.
Mine had around 8,000 miles and needed a new engine and clutch due to excessive crankshaft end float.
Have done around 1800 miles now on the new engine and going fine, a bit of a pain having to treat the engine gently again but now starting to use the full revs again.
At least they are checking for this now.
I shouldn't worry, the dealer did a good job on mine and the customer service was superb.
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