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Ok, first, what is the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle?
Second, what is your exact question?
Thank you for using the forum. My name is***** am another expert on the forum (I am an attorney), I am sorry to learn of this situation.
Based on what you posted, it appears that a vehicle was sold with an engine defect. There are a couple of different types of issues that are related to the sale of defective vehicles that may be available to the buyer.
If the seller rebuilt the engine specifically as part of the sale, this could be actionable as a "negligence" lawsuit.
Given the cost of rebuilding an engine, in most cases, this would fall under your state's small claims jurisdiction amount (you can find your state's cap here: https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/small-claims-suits-how-much-30031.html). Small claims court is a relatively informal (and quick - usually you get a hearing date within 2-4 months after filing, this is very fast in the legal world), so the buyer could easily file a small claims suit for the cost of rebuilding or replacing the burned out engine against the seller. While there are some issues with liability (as noted above, buying a vehicle gives relatively little protection to the buyer), it is a relatively low risk option for the buyer to sue for compensation in small claims court.