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Old 06-19-2006, 05:43 PM   #11
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I saw the guy that bought the GTP from me at the bar, after I had been overserved. I rode on him about the car on and off for about half an hour, and he wanted to leave. The girl he was riding with was getting such a kick out of me busting his balls she wouldn't leave, I'm usually not that much of an ***, but everyone else thought it was funny :P But, he told me that the car was coming out of the shop on Friday with a new motor, and somehow or another I talked him into letting me go to the shop and pick up the old motor, if I pull the M90 off of it for him.
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:16 PM   #12
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If you pick up the old motor I want pics of the bottom end

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Old 06-21-2006, 01:16 AM   #13
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Me too. I can't imagine what someone could do to a car to snap a crankshaft.

I think that jr's3800 has it right. I know when I spun the bearings in my L36, I was over 5,000 rpm for about 15 seconds then breaked easily to a stop, had no idea anything was wrong, motor was smooth as silk, then stopped and with the motor at idle, squeek, squeek, squeek, hammer, hammer, hammer OH FU......!!!!!!!

He probably floored the car right after a cold start, agitated the bearing, spun it, and didn't know because his foot was so far on the floor. It must have been making quite a racket for a long time, but he just held his foot to the floor, siezed the bearing, and snapped the crankshaft.

I don't know. But that'* why I don't ever hit lots of throttle with cold engines.

It would be really cool to see pictures of the bottom end of the old motor. I bet that guy will have another prime blown motor in a few weeks for us to admire what failed.

How does the world work? Kill your car -> Have mom pay for new motor.

At least don't give him anything, not even an L36 shortblock. He deserved what he got.
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BlownBuick,

I couldn't agree more... He blew it up he should have to suffer the outcome of his actions... Its just a shame.... I have seen abused 3800'* run way over 200K with no issues...

I'm still wanting to see what the crank looks like

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Old 06-21-2006, 12:30 PM   #15
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I forgot to add, after his mother asked the shop what caused this, they told her that he must have been ******* it, she refused to pay. He went and financed the car for money. Now I have his truck free and clear, and he has my old car financed

My L36 in my Bonneville lasted 302k miles, and a spun bearing finally killed it about X-mas time, but I didn't snap my crank.
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this gets better every time you post Chase...that'* some good stuff..
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I think most good mechaincs know that 3800'* are almost bullet proof.... It takes a lot to make one pop

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Justice has been served.
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Chase,

Call it even and wash your hands of this guy and stop feeling bad for stuff that'* not your fault.
Not only that, you need to wash your hands of that girl friend, the girl friend'* dad, and maybe even move out of town. Yeah really, the kind of people you mention in your post, seem down right hazardous.
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I may be coming in late to this, but when you trade cars with somebody, it'* buyer beware. It'* just like buying a car as-is from a car dealer or any other private party sale. If you don't know the history of the vehicle you're getting, it'* because you didn't get it inspected. But so long as everybody is happy with what you drive away with, anything that goes wrong with it -or that you find out was already wrong with it- is now YOUR problem.

Complaints of fraud, such as "he misrepresented it" -just won't hold up, when you simply could have had the vehicle inspected. If nobody put a gun to your head and made you take the vehicle uninspected as-is, then anything wrong with it after the title is transferred is YOUR problem.

That said, anything wrong with the truck is now your problem. And likewise, anything wrong with the GTP is now *HIS* problem. And considering that he trashed the car and broke it, -you don't owe him a dime.

You can almost guarantee that he'* just going to trash it again once it'* fixed. Guys like that never learn. Do you think he'd buy you a shortblock if your truck'* engine died? You'd actually be doing the world a disservice if you gave him anything other than a good ball-busting for this stunt. And I'm glad to hear that'* exactly what you gave him!

Post pics of the truck when you get it all tricked out!
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