Officially time to look for my new 402.
Not the way I wanted to end up doing it though and definately not in this time frame.
Decided yesterday to check plugs on the car since it has been running rough lately. As expected they were blackened from the rich fuel mixture of pretune. No problem expected it. got everything put back together and fired it up. Sounded real good. Much better than before and no miss. So lets get ready test it right? I get in and start it up and notice the low oil light is on. K normal Fbody stuff. Its 1.2 qt low. Top it off. Low oil light gone oil pressure 45 psi. Cool. Go to drive everything feels normal. Taking it easy though just cruising. About 3 minutes from the house cruising about 45 mph I some noise, a loud fast clicking and the car is dead. Didn't sound like anything blew. No loud obvious bangs clanks etc. So I get out check under the hood nothing seems out of whack. Look under the car still nothing wrong no fluids. I get back in to crank it but the starter just whirrs making a grinding noise. ****. I then noticed white smoke emitting from the MAF. ?!?!?. Pull the lid off and notice fluid in the bellow that I can reach. SO I pull off the bellow and low and behold dexcool and metal fragments are sitting on the lip. Not Good. Open the throttle body blade and the whole bottom of the intake is covered in dexcool and metal fragments. ****. Eventually got it home to start a teardown. So far I got the vavlecovers off and no problems there all valves are still there (haven't pulled the rockers off yet though). Started pulling plugs off and cylinder #5 sparkplug has no electrode left on it. Definately got smacked and hard. No fluids on it. Checked the oil level and it is about 3 inches up on the dipstick over the full mark with the tell tale signs of water droplets but its not mixed so the crank hasn't frothed it must have all fell into block after whatever let loose. will try to finish up the autopsy in the next few days to see what exactly went but as of now the leading theory is a rod bolt letting loose. Given the recent symptoms. But its officially dead and I'm officially broke to fix it until around Jan/Feb once I get all the Birthdays/Christmas out the way :'(
2000 Red 1SC Z28 A4 - dead for now
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