August 1998 Issue
Thanks to intense competition, thereís a creeping trend toward full warranty coverage beyond the standard six months.
If thereís a failsafe way to buy an engine overhaul that will absolutely, positively make it to TBO without so much as a snort, we havenít unearthed the formula.
Although the majority of engines probably do make TBO with little more than oil changes and a couple of sets of spark plugs, many engines roll over long before that. And even reputable shops with years in the business turn out the occasional lemon engine that starts making metal 50 hours after it leaves the shop.
Thatís what warranties are for. Savvy buyers realize that a shopís reputation for standing behind its work matters as much, if not more, than the quality of the overhaul itself. Since the factories bullied their way...
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