Coolant in the Oil, intake problem! Need Advice.
Wont go with the whole story.2000 SSEI. Here is what I know. Oil in the coolant. Figured intake gaskets.Took to the local shop I trust and that does my work. (getting too friggin old to bend over and work on it). I dont know how long its been going on. Last time I changed oil it seemed fine. Anyway, the intake is etched and that area is where it leaked. Putting on another intake. Cleaning out the best they can(valve train, cleaner, flush, etc).
Its got 145,000 on it. I have owned it a year and put about 30000 on it. I owe 2000.00 on it still. No ticking(upper) or knocking(lower end), Yet!. But I know the bearings could go at anytime.Its a crap shoot.
**My integrity will not let me sell it outright to an individual. If it goes, its a dead horse. I can change oil about once a week for a month and see how it goes. Thats cheap.
I could trade it off and probably get what I owe out of it. Everything works on it except the sunroof wont go back, works up and down though.
My question is, if I keep it, and it thows a rod bearing, can I get some money out of it by parting it out on this forum and other places? Its in nice shape. Supercharger, wheels, etc would be good to sell among other parts. Since I can do the job myself, its not worth putting a short or long block in it if it craps out. Plus there is always the Trans, yet to go! Fluid is good and red and shifts ok.
Share your thoughts guys.
Being you couldnt do the job yourself, what would you do?