TTORA Forum banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
418 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Gentlemen, I have been trying to sell my truck for the past few months and have had offers of $5800. Wellll... it had 266k on the original 2.7, I mean this truck has been well taken care of and ran great. I let my dad borrow it for the past 3 days and I get a call this morning that it over heated. Well he just drove 10 miles home after that. I got to my parents this afternoon and checked the oil and obviously the head gasket blew and the oil and antifreeze mixed. He said the oil light was on this morning and still drove it.... who knows why.

Either way.. my once immaculate perfect little truck took a turn for the worst and now I am forced to fix it and keep it or fix it and sell it.

My current thoughts:

1. Get initial diagnosis from the shop to determine what really went wrong. Obviously we know the head is blown; but what caused the oil light to come on. Get the head gasket fixed etc. ~ $1200+ could be less but not sure yet.

2. Get a newish 2.7 motor from JDM for $1600 and sell the core.

3. Install something other than the 2.7.


I originally was trying to sell the truck because I wanted something bigger to tow with and to help use the money I sold it for to start my used car business. I am getting my dealers license in the next few days. But I dearly dreaded to get rid of my truck I have had for 10+ years and I knew the original owner very well, so this truck is very dear to me. Now I feel like since all this is happen I just keep the truck because I will never get the money back out of it with a nearly $2000 repair bill.

Let me know what the hive thinks.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
12,929 Posts
WTF I think your dad should take care of the problem if he was stupid enough to drive it that way. I've heard of kids doing stupid shit to their parents shit but not the other way round. Is this some kind of payback or what? LOL
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
418 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Bad thing is my new house will have a three car garage to do plenty of mechanic work in too bad it didn't happen after the garage was built.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Figure out why it all went to hell in a hand bag I guess, fix it and keep her. Or just get a new engine for it. That's what I'd do. My 2.7 has some 400k and runs great. I keep good oil in it and run her hard. Gotta keep an eye on those oils though. Your dad messed up and not to be an A-hole but the oil light coming on shouldn't be what tells you to ad oil. You should know that stuff before lending out a vehicle. DO NOT RELY ON SENSORS. Check your oils and fluids regularly. I feel for ya though bud and wish you the best.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top