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Warranty

Warranty on Engines and Gearboxes

Automatic Gearboxes – 3 Month warranty and must be fitted by a recognised auto transmission specialist. RMI registered.

Manual Gearboxes – 3 month warranty and must be fittted by a RMI registered workshop.

Petrol Engines – 3 Month warranty and must be fitted by a RMI registered workshop.

Performance or Turbocharged Engines –  10 day start up warranty.

Diesel Engines – 1 Month warranty and must be fitted by a RMI registered workshop.

PETROL ENGINES

Snap Change requires that all engines and gearboxes to be fitted by a workshop that is registered by RMI.

Petrol engines carry a 3 month warranty unless otherwise stated on your invoice.

Performance engines carry a 10 day start up guarantee.

All engines are to be brought back fitted within 10 days of purchase for an inspection and the following items must have been replaced: all oil seals, oil, oil filter, fuel filter, air filter, all belts including cambelt, spark plugs, thermostat. Radiators are to be cleaned by a recognised radiator specialist shop and cap to be replaced.

Any faulty or worn water pumps are to be replaced at the customer’s expense.

Please note that any damage caused by faulty water pump will not be covered by warranty as Water Pumps are not covered by our warranty.

It is the customer’s duty to ensure that the water temp gauge, oil pressure light and cooling fan is in working order.

It is the customer’s duty to ensure that the sump has no dents before fitment as Snap Change will not be held liable for damage to the engine due to oil starvation caused by a dented sump.

Once the engine has left the premises, Snap Change will not be able to exchange any auxiliary parts. Auxiliary parts include but are not limited to  –  crank sensor, turbocharger, solenoids, pulleys, tappet covers, oil sump, filter housing, intake manifold, exhaust manifold, injectors, plug leads, distributor cap, clutch and flywheel, throttle position sensor, knock, sensor, distributor, alternator, starter, power steering pump.

No Auxiliary Parts or Electrical Parts are covered by warranty.

Any engine that is used for a conversion or not for its original purpose has no guarantee. 

DIESEL ENGINES

The customer has to have the injectors tested and pump timing calibrated at their own expense.

All Diesel engines carry a 30 Day warranty unless otherwise stated on your invoice.

Once the engine has left the premises, Snap Change would not be able to exchange any auxiliary parts. / Auxiliary parts included but not limited to –  crank sensor, turbocharger, solenoids, pulleys, tappet covers, oil sump, filter housing, intake manifold, exhaust manifold, injectors, plug leads, distributor cap, clutch and flywheel, throttle position sensor, knock, sensor, distributor, alternator, starter, power steering pump.

No Auxiliary Parts or Electrical Parts are covered by warranty.

Any engine that is used for a conversion or not for its original purpose has no guarantee. 

GEARBOXES

Any gearboxes being used in a modification or performance vehicles will automatically null and void their warranty on that gearbox.

The customer has to ensure that the vehicles prop shaft is correctly balanced as a broken or damaged extension housing due to an unbalanced prop shaft would result in a null and void warranty.

The customer has to fit a new spigot shaft bearing.

The warranty does not cover broken gears or burnt gearboxes due to low oil.

All oil seals need to be replaced with new seals before installation of the gearbox.

Ensure that all gearbox mountings are in good condition is the customer’s duty.

Only use the oil specified by the manufacturer, damage caused by incorrect oil use will not be covered under warranty.

Customer Obligations

  • Customer must install new oil, oil filter, thermostat, spark plugs, coolant and tune up parts.
  • Customer must flush radiator, check water pipes, water pump and change all seals and gaskets where necessary.
  • All cam belt engines must be installed with new timing belts.
  • All belt-driven engines are required to have a new timing belt installed and set on the correct timing before installation as per manufacture’s specifications.
  • Check and adjust valve clearance and tune up.
  • Customer is responsible to verify parts for fitness, proper size and application prior to installation. We assume no liability for parts incorrectly installed as the result of errors in ordering, packing and shipping.

Limitations

  • This warranty shall not apply to or include any of the following:
  • Repair or replacement as a result of any accident, misuse, collision, upset, fire, negligence, alteration, racing events, improper installation or repair.
  • Labour cost, downtime, towing charges, freight charges, rental and comprehensive insurance claims etc.
  • Oil leaks, blown head gasket and overheating due to poor cooling system.
  • Bent valves, lock up or back fire due to broken timing belt or wrong timing set. New timing belt must be installed on all belt-driven engines before installation.
  • Internal damage caused by dropping obstacles into combustion chambers