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I have a 2007 GS350 (Lexus). It has 147k miles. I've always

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I have a 2007 GS350 (Lexus). It has 147k miles. I've always taken it to the dealer for oil change and maintenance every 5k miles. Traveling 55 mph, the car made a grinding noise, the car died and the check engine light came on. Car would not restart. 2 weeks later dealer says a valve may have come loose and te engine blocks have to be replaced and the repair could run $15k. I think I'm being screwed. What do you think?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Lexus
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. In a word, yes. I believe you are being mishandled by the dealer 15,000 dollars? That is simply ridiculous. On an 8 year old car with this mileage, if this car was in my shop, I would never estimate such a huge number. That is obviously for a completely new engine or they simply want you to go away so they don't have to fool with it. Again, if this vehicle was in my shop, I would be recommending a good used engine from the secondary auto market (auto recyclers). This would cost far less than 15,000 dollars. I am simply astonished at that estimate.

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