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sound of blown engine

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11-13-02, 09:00 PM   #1  
sound of blown engine

88 excel my engine blew today it now sounds like a
old volkswagon or broken mower what is the sound of a
finished engine car wont stay on

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11-13-02, 10:25 PM   #2  
Quite frankly, a blown 4 cylinder sounds kind-of like an old VW Bug. Should be a lot of tapping and slapping, along with some serious smoke and or steam. What happened and what was going on when it died?
Could be a number of things that crash an engine and all may not be lost. Have you done any diagnostics, like compression check?

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11-14-02, 03:50 AM   #3  
I agree. Are you sure it's not an exhaust leak?

A blown motor usually has a metallic rapping noise which should get worse as the RPM's spool up. Did you check the oil pressure?

If the engine is bad on this one, pitch it in a heartbeat without reservation. This is a throwaway car and at this stage, it's not worth license plate money .

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