Latest up-date, please post this all over this forum and please buyer beware
After jumping through hoops; taking pictures of car, tires etc. and sending in all service recods (how can one do that if you are in the middle of no where or use multiple garages) the dealer gets a phone call. INSURALL says that if I give the dealership the go-ahead they can proceed but INSURALL want more pictures of all the parts removed and they want to know what caused the fault light to come. This is because there might be sludge build-up
. (So forget this BS I'll go with the ECO Tune).
We purchased an extended warranty the best we could get to get us from 100K to 200K klms for about $3500. Head to toe, great warranty.
Now here is the catch, any failure caused by sludge build-up
and their garranty is void.
In other words any place or part in the engine or drive train where oil is used
, and that part breaks down, you will have to tear down/open up, at a recognized dealer, at your own expense, take pics, and if there is anything in there they that even looks like thick oil, they can say it's sludge build-up, and void your warranty and you will have to pay the complete price...no rental car, no motel etc. We are just sure lucky we are at home and have the ECO Tune to fall back on.
So if you ever see the words of sludge build-up
in any warranty tear it up and throw it in their face.
"Perhaps one of the most damaging problems a vehicle's engine can encounter is engine sludge. An engine can build up sludge when moisture gets into the oil, and in lower temperatures, solids in the oil can turn into gel. This problem can be exacerbated by higher temperatures, so cooling system problems can also contribute to engine sludge build-up. These deposits can build up and cause several types of problems, including blocking the passage of oil to key components in the engine, causing excessive wear of engine components, and various other damaging effects that can threaten the life of an engine. "