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Old 11-21-2008, 11:54 PM   #1
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My car died. Again.

Once again, my SPI engine has blown, with no warning signs. I pulled into the gas station, topped off my gas tank, turned the key, and was greeted by an enthusiastic and hellish knocking sound. This is engine number two, and this is exactly the same thing that happened to the first one. Absolutely no visible warning signs at all. It just g died. Un-g-believable. I'm going to spend this weekend getting my 1993 Chevy Silverado road ready again. She's got 220,000 miles, and hasn't been driven in quite a while, but its never given me any major trouble.

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Oh man thats sucks sorry to hear that. I'm on my second motor and trans and if they last the car should be able to go over 200k mi easy lol. If you can sqeeze it by maybe you should do a motor and trans swap with another focus like a zetec, duratec or svtf? Drive the GM for a little I'm sure it'll last I seen these things go 300k mi's.
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:37 AM   #3
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NNNOOO... WHAT...??? Let me know if you need any help with the thing..
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dang bro, that sucks...post pix of the Guzzler!
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What was the reason for the failure of the first motor ??

Dropped valve seat and beat up all to ? If so then you did not fix the source of the problem which had something to do with the fans not turning on and car overheating.

Just wondering...
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dang bro, that sucks...post pix of the Guzzler!
Here she is in her prime... she needs a bath.
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What was the reason for the failure of the first motor ??

Dropped valve seat and beat up all to ? If so then you did not fix the source of the problem which had something to do with the fans not turning on and car overheating.

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when I get the car towed here, I'll take her apart. The first one overheated.
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DUDE! She's a hottie!
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I can't get her started. Last time I drove her, the starter was getting weak.
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time to warm up the paddles.......CLEAR! *zzappp*...........CLEAR! *zzaappp* cough cough vrooom vroom vroom. Well a starter should'nt be too much for that thing right? What does it have in it? 4.3, 5.0 (305), or a 5.7 (350)?
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