I have been having a lot of problems with my Golens Engine Service 383 that I ordered last summer. I finally got the fuel system worked out this summer and put the exhaust on it. The exhaust quietened it down enough to here a knock. We first thought it was spark knock, but it wasn't. Thought it might be the tq convertor, it wasn't. So, I contacted them and after tearing a filter apart, found gold slivers in the pleating. It was then time to send it back to them and the warranty would cover all labor but not parts.
I called them today, and it ended up being a rod bearing. They replaced the crank and several rods, all bearings and gaskets. I am supposed to call them back tomorrow to get the total on everthing but I was thinking that they should have used the crank and just turned it. They asked me about priming the engine(50lbs with the drill) before starting it the first time and how much pressure it usually held(about 55lbs at idle when first started and about 45 at idle when warm). They are trying to pin this on me but I did everything by there sheets and I feel like with less than 100 miles that this is all their fault.
What do you guys think?
Thanks and I'll keep you guys posted
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