Report Filed: Ball Engine David W Ball and Brother machining, engine repair, engine head damaged, engine repair, auto repair, defective workmanship Lilburn, Georgia!!
I took my 1996 Nissan Sentra engine head in to Ball Engine after talking to them on the phone upon which time they assured Me that they could fix the problem I was having with my engine head. I paid them $400.37 for the work on the head. On 8/22/2001 George Goodhart of Automotive Specialists, (the mechanic I hired to install the head Ball Engine reconditioned) asked me to come and pickup my Car and the head Ball Engine reconditioned because it was defective due to the fact that it was cracked and would not work properly because the engine would leak where the crack was. I ended up paying Mr. Goodhart $359.00 in labor costs for a repair job that did not fix my car due to that defective head issue. I then took Ball Engine to court and won a judgment against them after I lugged the 80 pound head with the damage into court and displayed it to the Judge. So far I still have not received any payment on the judgment from Ball Engine.I still had to get the car fixed as I had payments left on it and it was my Daughters commute car for college. I had to have the engine replaced for $4600.00 because no Repair shop would touch the cracked head, (there is a dependency between the head and the engine). Here is a summary of what I ended up paying over this issue:All World Automotive: 20.00George Goodhart: 359.00Towing (twice) 100.00Engine replacement 4600.00 Court costs 30.00Replacement car rentals 400.00 =========== $5509.00 I urge you to stay away from Ball Engine and George Goodhart of Automotive Specialists as it could cost you money and you will still not have your problem resolved.In my case I was just trying to help my Daughter get back and forth to school, which is a necessity down here in Georgia. Instead of business I was given the business. All during this time I had to continue to provide my daughter with a rental car, make the monthly car payments on the damaged car, and work on the court case at the same time while trying to hold down my regular job as a single parent. If anyone wonders why I took so long to publish this it is because I wanted to be fair in giving Ball Engine a chance to respond and also I have become unemployed and have the time to spend on this issue. Here is the Gwinnett county case link where I won the case against Ball Engine:http://www.gwinnettcourts.com/ – casedetail/case:01-m-22231/