[200q20v] Re: Blown engine in 200TQ 20V
scottmo at teleport.com
Fri Oct 19 11:27:11 EDT 2001
Thanks to everyone who sent their thoughts on the value of the 1991 200TQ
20V with the hole in the block feature. I will forward them to my friend
who owns the car.
For those who inquired about the reason for the failure, I don't know at
the moment, but will report any findings if I end up yanking out the
engine. I don't have much service history on the car, as this was the first
time I had looked at his engine. I don't like finding holes in 20V engine
My friend bought the car last December from a private owner down in
Northern California, and if memory serves me the car had a new timing belt
installed before he bought it. A local shop in Portland did some suspension
related work on the car, and it looks like he was running Amzoil synthetic
oil in the car.
Apparently my friend loaned this car to his accountant who was driving the
car on the freeway at ~70MPH when he reported hearing a "Pop" that was
described as the sound a champagne cork makes on its way out. The car was
towed from the scene and dropped at my place.
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