caleb you serious? how in the hell?
well...this is what they THINK happened. the guy i bought the engine from might not have drained it right or flushed it out with a corrosive chemical. but whatever it was (combined with how it sat out for about 3 weeks..although rapped up in plastic) it probably corroded a bearing or something else. when the mechanics hooked it up and started it..it sounded like metal rubbing on metal. so they stopped it and checked everything all over again. everything was hooked up right so they started it again. boom. head cracked, rods blown..it's totally gone.
my first engine is actually in a lot better shape than the 'new' one.
but i can't prove anything. the guy i bought it from said all he did was drain the oil..everyone else is saying that's bs but its not like i can actually prove anything. i do know the engine was fine when i bought it though..cause i actually drove the car personally (took a trip to atlanta just to drive the car a little bit & see if it ran).
so whatever, im very disappointed and i'm not a rich guy and just saving $2,000 was a miracle in itself and now its all gone with nothing to show for it. but anyway, time to move on. gotta go get another engine now...who knows how long its gonna be before i save up enough to do that