So about 130am last nite my buddy text me that he hit something on the freeway. It went under the body and hit the balancer/pulley and timing cover. It BROKE the balancer clean off and the bottom half of the timing cover. He asked to borrow my engine hoist so i decided to go over today and give him a hand. So looking closer i saw piece of the main bearing and the crank bent. To my surprise i saw that the main cap didnt break and neither did the bolt but what DID break was the block. Where the main cap sits and the main cap bolt goes through. I asked him what he hit and he has no clue. So we ripped the motor out with the tranny out today. I guess hes gonna need a new engine instead of a just a rebuild.
Lmao thats good, but we all know the soda can they call mufflers couldnt hurt anything other than your ears.
Man heck yeah he smacked something hard. did it do any dmg to the radiator or other areas, thats a helluva tight spot for something to get up there and break things like that. Gotta be other dmg. Oil pan? rear? anything?
I'm not so sure that the damage was caused by an object hitting the front of the engine. I think it's more likely that the balancer was bad and the outer ring must have separated, taking out anything that stood nearby.
if he hit something i would talk to the state/town depending on the road it happened on, i work at a shop, and some guy came n one day saying he hit a rock and it broke the oil pan, so he called the police and got a report, and the town paid for it since it was something in the road, dunno if they would do the same where you are
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