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Hello, I'm Jason. I will do my best to answer your question quickly and accurately using the information you have provided.
Ok, first thing I need to know is a detailed sequence of events
As a quick dry-start isn't going to cause irreparable damage like this, unless the car ran for a while
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Ok, changing to email format now. Please give me a bit of background of what led up to the seized engine.
Sorry I wasn't available for the chat. Best of my recollection. My son and I checked out the 3 weeks ago. Previous owner took excellent care of the car and had all the service records and 3 mos. left on a premium warranty. With that in mind I ok, buying the car. He owned the car for 10 hrs.. took a short 30 mi. trip that night and 25 mi. into the trip the oil lightcame on then after hearing a strange noise, began to loose power and pulled off the road. Had the car towed back to my mechanic and then to a local audi dealership who stated rt. side head seized and timing belt was shredded probably due to a clogged pick up screen. Oh ya. both the kid and dealership verified it had oil on the dipstick.Contacted warranty co. and getting the run around for 2 wks. now
Thanks for shedding some light on that engine. I'm guessing there looking for an exclusion in the contract. The only thing I read that might pertain to this situation is "failure to protect your vehicle from further damage when a breakdown has occurred. I don't if I need a good mechanic or a good lawyer