I have a 2010 Nissan Sentra with 80,000 on it - Why do I already need a new engine?

Asked by Sep 23, 2016 at 05:59 PM about the 2010 Nissan Sentra 2.0

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have Nissan Sentra 2010 with 80,000 miles, and have just been told I need a new engine? How can this be?

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Who told you? I'd get a second opinion from another garage. Did the car recently overheat? What are the symptoms?

  forton7@yahoo.com To CarGurus Today at 3:16 PM Hi, thanks for your reply. The first garage was a Nissan Dealer and the second was a regular car mechanic. The Nissan dealer mentioned 'compression' and low oil, even though I regularly had my oil changed. The second one said that a belt had gone in the engine, which seems odd, because the Sentra has a timing chain, not belt!

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