What I don't understand is if someone drives their vehicle until it's making about the worst racket imaginable and I would assume is pumping metal particles throughout the top half of the engine, how can they get by with just a short block? As well, let's just say your engine fails just inside the 100,000 mile window. What, you get a brand new bottom half on a 100,000 mile top half that's most likely compromised from metal particulates?just be sure to have it checked before the end of warranty.
the engine won’t fail it will start to burn oil enventually when its really bad. My truck was diagnosed with the issue by the dealer in may last year and the engine was replaced in september, and I had noticed this during the winter..I asked the dealer if it was safe to tow my trailer in the meantime and they said yes no problem.
from what I read in this knock issue thread it seems at first they were replacing with long blocks and people had the issue again, this was at the begining, I have not read anyone with the short block (TBS NTB19-057(a)) replacement complain about the issue arising again... then again time will tell.
That doesn't seem right.
Another thing I can see coming. A class action lawsuit because a whole lot of people are losing resale value if people are getting wind of this serious defect.
I suspect the problem is more widespread and driving habits and location have brought the problem to the surface earlier for some.