Ok, so I just got my car back after having the engine completely rebuilt. Spent about $6400 to have all my bearings replaced, rods balanced and polished, crank turned, added some wiseco high compression race pistons, apr studs, and engine blueprinted blah blah blah and then some. Been waiting for 2-1/2 months(A WHOLE entire story in itself) to get it back ok. Its still messed up so I take it to another shop to get timing problems fixed. They fix that after explaining the oil pan has to be dropped. Still messed up when i get it back. Take it to toyota and they say that the cam sensor is grounding out and messing the entire thing up. Couldnt push on gas or dam thing bucks harder than riding a horse eatin up by mad cow or something.Ok so after that is corrected, the car runs like it should. Sounds awesome, lift kicks in sweet with the apex-i chip, dc header, apexi exhaust and AEM Intake
. Thing sounds like a road car.So,I have my car back for 2 days and blow it up again. what fun. Take it back to toyota for them to tell me what happened. Come to find out, there are pieces of a rag floating aroung in my oil pan and a nice chunk stuck on the screen leading to my oil pump. Basically, they told my that i was so lucky that the rod didnt come flying through the block because rod#3 is shaky, like you can move it a little, but either rod #1 or 2 is screwed. They said they cant see it but its got to be so messed up to be knocking that hard. While im looking at all the shavings in my oil pan, i am wondering, why do i even try anymore. I just am lucky i found some guy willing to sell me another engine for 1000 w/ 49K mi on it. What do you think. I will be probably going to court about this, seeing that toyota explained that the rag blocked the passage of the oil to lubricate the bearings so they just got messed up. So like i say, if anyone thinks they have it bad with their car, just let me know because i am curious.