We had a shop contact us at the beginning of May saying that a short block that we sold to their customer two months earlier had a lifter failure. I could not find the customer or the shop in our files.
They wanted me to ship them an engine before we even received the other one. They got very upset with me when I told them that we would not ship an engine out unless it was paid for. I was going on vacation so I gave them instructions to ship the engine to a machine shop for inspection.
I returned from vacation two weeks later and was very busy for about a week and then realized that we had never received that engine so I emailed the shop.
Here is the email along with their response:
I'm curious as to when that engine might be shipped to Top Speed for warranty. I notified them about 3 weeks ago to look for it but it has not arrived yet.
Asheville Engine, Inc.
P.O. Box 40
Alexander, NC 28701
In a message dated 6/6/2016 10:36:08 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Hey sorry, I guess our customer ordered it from __________ but we did not know that. We thought it came from you guys.
You've got to admit, that's funny! Sad to say, it's not the first time that somebody sent another engine builder's engine to us for Warranty repair.
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