Originally Posted by ksanders
This is really a tough one.
If the original cylinder failed in my opinion the shop bears the burden of making it right, so any labor after the original fix he should eat.
If any other part of the engine failed not related to his work then it's your engine, your money.
My problem with this whole thing is why go through all the work to pull an engine and not completely overhaul it, including the accessories???
That part makes little sense to me. Labor is your big cost, and you've already got it out and torn down, why not just do the job right and have a new engine out of the deal.
I think Kevin is right on. the fact that you asked the mechanic to DIAGNOSE and CORRECT puts the onus on him.
No Cure; No Pay
When I am trying to save money, i may do do the diagnose, and tell someone what to replace, but then if my diagnose is wrong, I pay for the work no matter what.
Same thing with providing parts. If I provide the part and the part is defective, I must pay twice for the work.