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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-21-2014, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Well I was in the process of moving to Iowa today and heard a hollow puttering sound coming from my engine while I was throttling down from about 65mph and when I started to slow down more, something in the engine made a "pop" sound. I threw her in neutral and shut it off while I swung over to the shoulder. Coolant temp guage read 232F when the car was off and the check engine light was on. Maybe a quart of oil was on the road and nothing on the dipstick.

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Did you check to see if something may have puncture your Oil pan. Preferably metal being pushed in rather than metal pushed out.

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Took it to a shop in town. I threw a rod and it busted a hole out the bottom of the engine. Motor's shot and I'll need a new one. Fml

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Unhappy

I just moved, still trying to find a roof for my head, have $100 to my name, now this.
FTW

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try to find a local junk yard maybe you'll get lucky. best of luck.


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Keep your head up. It'll get better. Try to find a used engine. I've seen them sell for around $500, some cheaper than others.

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Took it to a shop in town. I threw a rod and it busted a hole out the bottom of the engine. Motor's shot and I'll need a new one. Fml

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Definitely sux, but keep in mind there's no way but up from here. Blowing a motor is much better that...say, terminal illness, right? See if the shop has an installment plan, find a refurb motor and get back on the road...a year from now this will be a distant memory. Good luck!

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We'll i dont have near the funds to get a refurb, so it looks like my only option is to get a used motor with similar miles and roll with that.

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