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PostSubject: Cant believe that im asking this....   Mon May 02, 2011 5:29 pm

Cant believe that Im going to ask this..... Ok. so here is the deal... I know that some of you are proficient in more then VWs. My friend has a 1990s toyota celica (I believe).... I believe that her family told me that she blew her block?.... If any of you could help her out I bet you she would be more then grateful. Hopefully one of you guys can help. Thanks guys.
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PostSubject: Re: Cant believe that im asking this....   Mon May 02, 2011 5:58 pm

Than.

What year is this car? Mileage? The Celica was in production 36 years.

If she "blew" the block, this likely means it's cracked or warped, which means an engine replacement. Little would be usable from the old one for a stock rebuild.
She may do well to get an engine out of a car that's been wrecked with relatively low mileage. This is usually the least expensive alternative for a car 10-20 years old.

Any sign of what caused it? Blocks usually crack form being overheated, often an indicator of oil or cooling fluid maintenance being neglected or overdue. Could have just been a small flaw that picked now to finally show.
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PostSubject: Re: Cant believe that im asking this....   Mon May 02, 2011 6:24 pm

She was low on oil i heard. Probalby like you said, cracked it...
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PostSubject: Re: Cant believe that im asking this....   Mon May 02, 2011 6:33 pm

Girls and their drive-it-'til-it-stops attitude...
"What are all those pretty red lights on my dashboard that came on three months ago?"

Seriously though, it can happen to anyone. It could have just been its time to go.

Another thought, sometimes it's cheaper to just see if you can find someone's unwanted old Corolla or something they're letting go cheap. In other words, it may be less expensive to just replace the entire car if it's nothing special.
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PostSubject: Re: Cant believe that im asking this....   Mon May 02, 2011 6:43 pm

K. thanks for the imput though. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Cant believe that im asking this....   Tue May 03, 2011 1:14 am

If it was low on oil it could have spun the bearings or threw a rod. Depending on the year a low mileage engine can be obtained from a place call Attarco. They have 30,000 mile engines for sale.

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PostSubject: Re: Cant believe that im asking this....   Tue May 03, 2011 3:51 am

"Blew the block" sounds to me like it threw a rod, which probably poked a hole in the side of the block. Like this:

But mine poked through the oil pan.



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PostSubject: pick and pull   Tue May 03, 2011 12:40 pm

If it is to old for Attarco try pick and pull
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