Well, I just got my car back yesterday after three long weeks of not having it! Why you ask. It is simple really, you see high compression cars such as the celica can't handle much more over revving then what the factory limits it to. I am well aware of that and was previously, BUT, accidents DO happen!
I was running my car at the track and redlined third gear going to slam it into forth, but it went back into second sending the rpms SCREAMING into tach pin estimating from 9200 to 11000 rpm!!!! NOT GOOD!
Everything seemed to be ok when I got off the track, no funny noises really, just some valve tack.
Well, day went by and the valve tack got LOUD!
I took it to the dealership and they said everything seemed normal. I told them I misshifted and they still said nothing was wrong. I went home and no sooner then when I was merging onto the highway I did it again...1st...2nd...3rd...2ND!!!!! This time a HUGE cloud of black smoke rolled out of the exhaust! The car was running fine the whole way home and everything was still ok.
But I was still wondering what the valve chatter was all about. I wanted to look and see if there was a floated valve or even bent valve but I didn't want to void warrenty!
They paint all the bolts to see if they were tampered with. So finally I went out one night and I was driving slow and the car just shut off. It would not turn over by key again!
So some buddies and I huddled up to see what we could figure out
The next bright idea we came up with on the side of the road at 4:00 am was to push start it. It worked!!!!
So I drove as far as I could. It sounded like dead sqirrels being stired up in a pot of house keys!
It was clanging and clacking and then bogging but finally, after about a half mile trip there was a loud bang and then the oil light came on!!! I coast for another two hundred feet and then see nothing but a stream of oil chasing me down the road!
When I popped the Hood
, I found oil everywhere and the plastic under panel was covered in oil and metal chuncks one which was a half of a munched up piston with rings still on it, and a couple peices of block. BEAUTIFUL
I went into a psycho state and just started laughing and running around trying not to realize the amount of fuc#ed I was!
But in conclusion, it was a valve fried, broke off into the cylinder, blowing the rings. After pop starting it and driving like that, the number three cylinder welded the piston, rings, valves, rod, and sparkplug all together into one giant ball! BEAUTIFULQQQQ
But, you gotta love warrenty
FREE BRAND NEW MOTOR, ALTERNATOR, A/C, CLUTCH, TRANNY, TIRES, AND A NEW TRD
T-SHIRT !!!!! :whatever: