Owns A Torsen
Joined: Mon Sep 18th, 2017
Occupation: 5 axis cnc programmer
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|Played for a while today.
Here were the flywheel bolts:
And now the little booger is on a stand
Had some new parts, chain and tensioner, cam synch, coils, wires, plugs just days before it did whatever it did
I'm going to have to take it apart before I put the new motor in. Why? Turning it back and forth I cannot feel a thing out of the ordinary. Wondering if there is anything inside the transmission or torque converter that could have been making that awful clanking rude sound because I don't feel anything turning the motor. I know what I heard when he started it, it was not rods or lifters it sounded like a wrench being pushed into the flywheel forcefully.
ALSO I know why that bolt was impossible to get out (the bottom 2 transmission bolts)... they aren't in the engine block. There are 2 tapped holes in the bottom of the aluminum cast oil pan that those bolts thread in to. Really. So the steel bolts corroded in the aluminum pan and were locked.
So GURUS- this thing was making a TERRIBLE noise grinding metal type noise extremely loud to the point it made me instantly scream "turn it off" to avoid any further damage.
I can't feel anything wrong with the motor turning it back and forth with a wrench. I will take it apart but what are the chances it is not the motor? Has any of you had extreme transmission or torque converter failure that sounded like scraping metal?
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