Well here is an update.
My buddy got his car back YESTERDAY. I was talking to him this morning and from what he said, the new harmonic balancer DID go out on it ( probably at the shop), when that happened it threw off the timing and screwed the oil pump ( what he told me). The garage also took the bottom end apart since it was making bottom end knock when they got it running last week. They changed the timing chain, crank bearings and a few other things. The guy at the garage told him that his bearings were down to the copper.
After all is said and done, it was over 2000$ worth of repairs and of which my buddy pays 0$.
So I guess it was a blessing in disguise for him, got all that extra work done for free and it would have had to be done soon anyhow.
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