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ioric18
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ioric18 Jul 23, 7:48pm - #230157 
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need all the advice and help I can get about my car incident

sup guys,
i need help or advice about this incident that i ran through yesterday...
well, the story goes like this,
One dumbass(me) was driving yesterday when it was pouring real hard, I ran over a puddle of water and the engine just died all of a sudden. The water didn't look as deep as it was until I drove into it, I think it was like 3 inches deep. And I couldn't start my car since then, I had it towed to a body shop and they told me my motor is locked up due to too much water running into it. My only option is to get a new motor which would cost me 6 grand (including labor). cry
This is soooo f**cked up. I need all the advice i can get before I go ahead and do anything. And i trust I have the best celica's experts here.
Please help
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drkramm Jul 23, 7:55pm - #230158 
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try taking spark plugs out and seeing if the engine will turn over and spit out the water

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AZZKIKR Jul 23, 8:05pm - #230159 

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your engine is waterlocked...bigtime!!! go to ATK-engines.com, and they'll get you a new motor for $2,699.00...and any decent shop shouldn't charge yo more than $1,000 to do the swap...I know its bad, but its better than $6,000
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Erick Jul 23, 8:07pm - #230160 

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do you have a Cold Air Intake ? or a short air Intake or just your stock airbox??

it does sound like you got waterlocked frown

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ioric18
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ioric18 Jul 23, 10:24pm - #230161 
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I have a Injen CAI,
and i guess like what you guys said the motor has been waterlocked... cry cry cry
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hkysk8r86 Jul 23, 11:36pm - #230162 

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Definately waterlocked, do the spark plug thing and see if the engine will spit out the water, otherwise go to that website and get the new engine... that sucks dude cry
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celicaboy Jul 23, 11:40pm - #230163 

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if you have to get a new motor you should just do a 3sgte swap smile
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ioric18
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ioric18 Jul 24, 12:29am - #230164 
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since i'm getting a new motor then, what motor would you guys suggest?
what is it about 3sgte motor, is it a lot better than 2ZZGE?
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Snafu
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Snafu Jul 24, 1:53am - #230165 
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stick w/ the 2zzge

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v3n0m Jul 24, 2:39am - #230166 

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3SGTE is what came w/the All Trac Celica, but you're looking at $10k do make it fit. Stick w/the 2ZZ 'cuz it'll be cheaper & it's a direct bolt on.
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ioric18
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ioric18 Jul 24, 2:47am - #230167 
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it costs 10k just to make it fit???
i can find some imported 3SGTE engines for less than 3k.
so i guess the pain is the cost to make the engine fits, not cost of the engine itself.
correct me if i'm wrong.
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ioric18
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ioric18 Jul 24, 4:13pm - #230168 
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anyone knows anywhere to get a decent GTS motor??
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QTRMLR_1 Jul 24, 5:20pm - #230169 

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^^ ws they mentioned.

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