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Anyone Know An Engine Rebuilder/Source For Used Engines? - November 8, 2012, 03:51 PM

2008 Toyota Camry, 4 cylinder.

Cause: She thought the little flashing red "idiot" light for low oil means, "continue driving me as you see fit until you find the time, at your convenience, to bring me in for an oil change."

Result: She seized the engine this morning in Fairfax. Totally locked and no doubt will need a rebuild or replacement.

Me: When you started the car the last few days, you didn't hear the engine clacking and clicking like a diesel engine? It did not sound normal did it? Was the idiot light on?!

Her: Yes. But I just got busy. I was going to try to bring it in today - as a matter of fact I was on my way to the shop when it died.

Me: How long has it been like this?

Her: ...

Me: You know what don't answer. Don't say a thing. It's been more than a week hasn't it? You didn't even bother checking the oil.

I swear, the introduction of electric cars cannot come soon enough. Or car makers should have developed a "IDKWTFID" model for each brand.



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November 8, 2012, 03:54 PM

I have a friend who almost did the same thing but luckily I caught it and put oil in it before it locked up. It was super low though.
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look up Jasper engines, they should have plenty of those in stock


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look up Jasper engines, they should have plenty of those in stock
Know about Jasper. Heard good things about them. Hoping there would be another route before I send her down that avenue.



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I understand overlooking tire pressure and squeaky brakes, but women should at least understand the importance of proper lubrication.


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I guess her mobile sammich making service is on hold?


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This.

And the importance of stopping is a good one too.


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Do we need to talk about the proper "pulling out" techniques? LOL


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I understand overlooking tire pressure and squeaky brakes, but women should at least understand the importance of proper lubrication.
Absolutely.
I sit here perplexed and sighing.

By and large, she is not my headache anymore but she is coming into the critical season for her job which requires she be able to get from event site to event site, plus her daughter who I adore, needs to get back and forth to school and activities, and she is doing it all on her own - so I try to assist where I can. Even if it makes me gnash my teeth at times.

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I guess her mobile sammich making service is on hold?
Yep.
As I mentioned earlier, each manufacturer needs a IDONTKNOWWHATTHEFUCKIMDOING model for ever car. Loose tolerances. Lots of electronic nannies. Big screen that flashes messages like:
"HEY DUNCE CHANGE THIS - NOW!"
"DUMMY, DO YOU LIKE TASTING AIR BAG PROPELLANT? YOU HEAR THAT NOISE? THAT MEANS YOUR BRAKE PADS ARE ON THE BACKING PLATES."
"ARE YOU BLIND - "E" MEANS EMPTY, STOP DRIVING AND GET GAS."

...and if you ignore the message the car slowly halts.

Ford does this for their Diesel model trucks when it runs out of DEF. The computer will slow and cripple the truck after X miles if you ignore the refill warning. Ignore it further and it will not allow you to start the engine.



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