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Old 08-06-2010, 08:16 AM
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Default 94 3.0; started violently rattling, temp spiked

hey guys, sittin here on the side of the road & just wonderin what this is gonna cost: the engine began rattling very loud and smoke poured out of the top end. Temp spiked immediately. No leaks. Oil appears clean on the dipstick. I just started it & it runs but very rough & significant decrease in power. Waiting for a tow. Whatdya think I'm lookin at here? Just bought the damn thing. 65k miles. Hoping it would run forever like everypne said. Gettin hot out here in az! Life is good!
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:35 AM
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Default Re: 94 3.0; started violently rattling, temp spiked

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Old 08-06-2010, 09:00 AM
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Default Re: 94 3.0; started violently rattling, temp spiked

do you have oil pressure?

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Old 08-06-2010, 09:34 AM
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Default Re: 94 3.0; started violently rattling, temp spiked

might be waterpump
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:38 AM
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Default Re: 94 3.0; started violently rattling, temp spiked

disregard nice. I tried to delete it. Saw something but it turned out to be nothin. Yes, there's oil pressure. It starts & idles but I can smell coolant & appears to be some pooling at pump.
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:31 AM
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Default Re: 94 3.0; started violently rattling, temp spiked

home now. Mechanic's hands now. Hope just the water pump failed. It was as if the fan blades in a jet engine just came apart. Anyway...
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:19 PM
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Default Re: 94 3.0; started violently rattling, temp spiked

Maybe the head gasket???
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