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Q: Engine over heating on my honda civic 2006 with 70k miles on it on 2006 Honda Civic

I am the second owner for Honda civic 2006. Bought the car 8 months back and just noticed that there is a leakage of coolant. Whenever I top off the coolant it holds good for 3 weeks before the engine again gets heated up. Later, my mechanic confirmed that there is a problem in engine block which has a crack in it. But the previous owner has made a temporary fix with a JB weld and epoxy coating for it. Though it worked for a while before giving up. Now I have asked my mechanic for a replacement engine (Original HONDA OEM engine). He had already made the replacement for the engine. I have spent around 3500$ for this replacement.

Only then I came to know about HONDA's warranty for cracked engine block problems. Honda care person confirmed that my VIN# is eligible for 10 years/unlimited mile warranty for the cracked engine block.

Given these circumstances, what are my options left? Now what should I do to claim a reimbursement (for $3500)towards the engine replacement cost with HONDA? Will HONDA encourage this claim as the old engine had a cracked engine block but there was a temporary fix in place on it?
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Hang in there, there's a Honda tech here that can answer that for you.... Be patient!... IF your car qualifies, I think you're covered!... Honda tech will know for sure and can advise you as to what you need to do!
I am awaiting a reply from HONDA tech on this. Please advice as to how to proceed with my warranty claim now that I have already replaced the engine. But I have all the bills with me.
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