My engine locked up!!!
Well I am now the proud owner of a brand new engine in my 1998 sle after only 58,000 miles on the original engine. I am posting this so I might save someone the cost of repairs I had. Now on to the story,,,,
It was a bright sunny day and I was returning from the supermarket and was 2 blocks from my house when cough, cough, sputter, sputter, rough, rough, rough sounding engine problems. WTF I thought to myself. No loud banging noises, still running just rough. Hmmmm no engine light on, no oil light on, temp fine, oil pres fine, everything fine according to gauges. I got home turned it off and unloaded groceries. Oh yeah, right about now I should mention I had just brought the wife and 2 day old son home from hospital!!! I go back outside and turn the key. Click, Click, Click. Oh crap, thats not good. Now I dont know a lot about cars except for the basics, but I knew this wasn't good. I called a buddy up that works on cars and knows quite a bit, he told me sure I will be right over and check it out. He brings a big socket and a wrench puts on crank and trys to turn. No mas, No mas. Sorry dude your engine it locked up. WHAT!!!!!!, no way man its only got 58,000 miles on it, I have changed the oil religiously with mobile 1 the whole time I've owned it, it can't be locked up. He leaves and I get it towed to a mechanic. They confirm what he says, its locked up. Long story short , he ordered a new engine for 2400 and total cost was 3900. Plus 295 for a new upper intake. Watch that upper intake I had no WARNING>