Engine oil was found to be at good levels and cursory evaluation by a roadside mechanic pronounced the likely cause as [following paraphrase is inaccurate due to lack of automotive knowledge] low engine oil pressure causing some kind of bearings in the engine to not work properly causeing crankshaft (?) To do something bad. The phrase "nasty knock in engine" was also used.
1. How can I lessen the costs involved in acquiring and installing a working engine?
2. What is a good method of removing the vehicle from it's current location? I suspect hiring another vehicle and a trailer and self towing it would be cheaper than finding a towing company.
3. What scrap value can I recover in the case of choosing to "write-off" or dispose of the car?
1993 Toyota Camry, Automatic, 2.2L, 4 cyl engine.
The car was last serviced about 3 months ago where it was noted that it had low engine oil pressure. The indicator lamp on the instrumentation panel would intermittently turn on when the car was stationary but turn off when the car was moving. The car behaved normally under suburban conditions but highway driving must have proven too stressful for the poor vehicle.
have the same problem?
Monday, February 27th, 2006 AT 4:53 AM