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Vet over his Head #1105881 01/02/21 05:07 AM
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SATXGuy Offline OP
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Happy New Year All! I'm looking for ideas on a $1k Montero Craigslist purchase. This vehicle has been in my driveway for a few months and its time to see if I can get it runnin' for my two teen drivers. I'm not an expert, just looking for a cool vehicle for my kids to drive locally. The engine is 'knockin' below. The guy I bought it from had it for about 15 years and he did a timing belt job - I think that's what screwed the engine. Are any of you savvy on engines that would work for around $3k? I'm in over my head.

Trying to get this thing runnin' for my kis.
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Re: Vet over his Head [Re: SATXGuy] #1105883 01/03/21 06:45 PM
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Knocking is not good, any time. Please let your audience know some more about your rig: year, model, etc.

Re: Vet over his Head [Re: SATXGuy] #1105888 01/04/21 03:56 PM
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Are you sure it's knocking from the crankshaft and not the valvetrain? These engines commonly have noisy Valve Lash Adjusters (Lifters).

I was quoted about $2800 for a rebuild on my engine after I had pulled it. I ended up putting in a good used engine instead.

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