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Old 29 Dec 2008, 12:18 am   #1 (permalink)
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Mechanic claims the "rod bearings" on my 99 camry (4cyl) are gone and I
need a new engine. Is a $5,000 expense the ONLY solution? Is there
anything I can do to get more from what has been a reliable vehicle?
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Old 29 Dec 2008, 01:13 am   #2 (permalink)
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"Josh" <myemail@mydomain.com> wrote in message
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> Mechanic claims the "rod bearings" on my 99 camry (4cyl) are gone and I
> need a new engine. Is a $5,000 expense the ONLY solution? Is there
> anything I can do to get more from what has been a reliable vehicle?


My 98 Camry V6 XLE with 77,000 miles in excellent condition (especially the
engine and transmission) has a wholesale value of about $3500 (which I just
found out is the trade-in value). Your car is not worth $5000 even with a
new engine (which I assume is actually a rebuilt engine and may not work as
good as even one with 77,000 miles).


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Old 29 Dec 2008, 04:40 am   #3 (permalink)
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Josh wrote:
> Mechanic claims the "rod bearings" on my 99 camry (4cyl) are gone and I
> need a new engine. Is a $5,000 expense the ONLY solution? Is there
> anything I can do to get more from what has been a reliable vehicle?



Unless you ran it with no oil that's unlikely - I'd get a second
opinion. If the car is excellent otherwise and you like it, consider a
warrantied used engine.
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Old 29 Dec 2008, 07:28 am   #4 (permalink)
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On Dec 29, 12:18*am, Josh <myem...@mydomain.com> wrote:
> Mechanic claims the "rod bearings" on my 99 camry (4cyl) are gone and I
> need a new engine. Is a $5,000 expense the ONLY solution? Is there
> anything I can do to get more from what has been a reliable vehicle?


What does the car do wrong, how was it maintained and driven. what oil
is used. Use a broom stick to your ear to isolate sound, I have one
that makes noise and its of no issue. 5000.00 what is it a dealer. You
would have a few other issues also. And he did a compression test,
what is it.
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Old 29 Dec 2008, 11:01 am   #5 (permalink)
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ransley <Mark_Ransley@Yahoo.com> wrote in
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> On Dec 29, 12:18*am, Josh <myem...@mydomain.com> wrote:
>> Mechanic claims the "rod bearings" on my 99 camry (4cyl) are gone
>> and I need a new engine. Is a $5,000 expense the ONLY solution? Is
>> there anything I can do to get more from what has been a reliable
>> vehicle?

>
> What does the car do wrong, how was it maintained and driven. what
> oil is used. Use a broom stick to your ear to isolate sound, I have
> one that makes noise and its of no issue. 5000.00 what is it a
> dealer. You would have a few other issues also. And he did a
> compression test, what is it.
>


wife drove vehicle - oil was down about 3 quarts (no evidence of spill
anywhere?) when I checked it about 2 months ago -10/40- makes ticking
sound as engine revs or accelerates - seems to be located around third
cylinder

Undecided because cost to repair (if done right) seems less than
getting a good used vehicle

Josh
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Old 29 Dec 2008, 11:04 am   #6 (permalink)
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Josh <myemail@mydomain.com> wrote in
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> Mechanic claims the "rod bearings" on my 99 camry (4cyl) are gone and I
> need a new engine. Is a $5,000 expense the ONLY solution? Is there
> anything I can do to get more from what has been a reliable vehicle?
>


wife drove vehicle - oil was down about 3 quarts (no evidence of spill
anywhere?) when I checked it about 2 months ago -10/40- makes ticking
sound as engine revs or accelerates - seems to be located around third
cylinder

Undecided because cost to repair (if done right) seems less than
getting a good used vehicle

Josh
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Old 29 Dec 2008, 11:35 am   #7 (permalink)
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"Mike and Me" <myemail@mydomain.com> wrote in message
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> Undecided because cost to repair (if done right) seems less than
> getting a good used vehicle
>
> Josh


I will sell you my 98 Toyota Camry V6 XLE with 78K miles. Runs perfect, only
used Mobil 1 synthetic oil. Never has used any measureable amount oil
between changes, no leaks. $5,000.


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Old 29 Dec 2008, 01:05 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Mike and Me wrote:
> wife drove vehicle - oil was down about 3 quarts

===
I realize this isn't worth much after the fact, but bear in mind the
four cylinder only holds about 3.8 quarts total.
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Old 29 Dec 2008, 02:25 pm   #9 (permalink)
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On Dec 29, 1:05*pm, Daniel <nospampls2...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Mike and Me wrote:
> > wife drove vehicle - oil was down about 3 quarts

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> ===
> I realize this isn't worth much after the fact, but bear in mind the
> four cylinder only holds about 3.8 quarts total.


3.8 total, minus whats in the pump, valvetrain, dripping down, leaves .
001 qt
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Old 29 Dec 2008, 02:29 pm   #10 (permalink)
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On Dec 29, 11:04*am, Josh <myem...@mydomain.com> wrote:
> Josh <myem...@mydomain.com> wrote innews:Xns9B83D51682A4myemailmydomaincom@198.186.1 90.224:
>
> > Mechanic claims the "rod bearings" on my 99 camry (4cyl) are gone and I
> > need a new engine. Is a $5,000 expense the ONLY solution? Is there
> > anything I can do to get more from what has been a reliable vehicle?

>
> wife drove vehicle - oil was down about 3 quarts (no evidence of spill
> anywhere?) when I checked it about 2 months ago -10/40- makes ticking
> sound as engine revs or accelerates - seems to be located around third
> cylinder
>
> Undecided because cost to repair (if done right) seems less than
> getting a good used vehicle
>
> Josh


Ive always had one low bearing make noise but i cant hear yours. On an
old old 54 buick I once put in one cracked piston from below, Maybe
bearings can be replaced from below, or drive it if its not to bad, if
someone can hear it 40ft away driving by loud, time is short
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