Join Date: Apr 2014
This is the situation so far, I got the car for 2500$, the very day I bought it, there was an oil sludge(water pump) and it cost me 800$ to repair the engine, when the mechanic took a look at it, he said that the engine was in a very bad shape and tampered with. After that I've spent around 1500$, most of which was towing it around as where I live, mechanics are pretty bad, especially with a rare car like this. I remember for 2 weeks the car wouldn't start, and it took me around 4 trips to 4 different garages until someone finally figured out the cable that goes in the PCM was disconnected, connected it and the car started immediately. So in all honesty I've spent around 5000$ on the car. When finally, yesterday three months after the original engine rebuild the check oil light started to flicker, finally came on solid, and the engine started to make knocking noises again and wouldn't rev above 2000. So you can see my disappointment when after spending all of this much time and effort into fixing it, it just gave out on me like that and when I asked the mechanic he said that the engine was damaged beyond repair. I bought the car initially for my love of American cars in general but man oh man am I disappointed right now. The only options I have right now is to wait for a 3.2 or a 3.5 engine to show up eventually, put something else in there, or sell it for scrap for 800$.