Spun a bearing looks like-PHOTOS
Coming home from Walmart tonight, prior to shutting off the car, I opened my door and heard this really weird noise coming from the engine. Gave it some throttle, and it sped up with RPM. Popped the hood open, got the tools out and removed the belt. Noise still evident. Checked the oil, level was good, checked the trans oil, level was good, red, and smelled good. Took the eng oil dipstick inside to get a better look at it, noticed some slight discoloration to the oil. Grabbed one of my rare earth magnets and placed it next to the dipstick. THE OIL MOVED WITH THE MAGNET! No, the magnet did not touch the dipstick. So, drained her blood, dropped the pan and didn't see anything out of the ordinary. I did grab a couple of rod end caps and noticed some side to side play with most of them. That'* all I am able to do right now. Tommorow after first or 4th coffee, will start on the top side removing valve covers, UIM, LIM, heads etc.
Lets hope the curse has not struck again.
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SEi-SCRAPYARD
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2002 Chevrolet *-10 LS Ext Cab 4X4 5.7 V8