That 51000 km engine ( 31000 mile) engine for 300$ before 15% tax ( 345$) is now MINE. It was actually still in the car. They should have it out in time for me to pick up on Friday so I can try and re-install it on the weekend and Renee can have her car back. I also went ahead and ordered a new AC compressor, since it was leaking and that'* hopefully why the ac stopped working after we had it fixed. It is the only place where we could see the dye that was put in.
And now SAY HELLO to my new(used) engine.
If you look on the drivers side of the engine you will see a black bracket that is sticking up, that goes to a dog bone that is then secured by the rad. Mine doesn't have that but they will leave on and I can install it if I want.
Any idea how that low of a mileage engine ( original engine in the car) can still be around? The car was brought in about a year ago, it was rolled, and other than the roof and windshield it was in awesome shape.
now for the donor car.
It'* a 1988 Trofeo. Only way I found the year was on t receipt saying what the Vin number was.
jr's3800: I still plan on tearing into the engine, maybe not right away though. My friend also figures it is a rod bearing, he just couldn't pin point which cylinder it was from. He also said the knocking sounds like a wrist pin(sp?) or a few other possibilities. He is also curious to see what went wrong. He will laugh at me for taking pics of it though, he can't believe I take pics of the stuff I do ( car related)