[s-cars] When good Dads go bad (and blow your motor)

brian hoeft qweblog at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 13:03:20 PDT 2008

So I left my car at my families house since Im doing a 1JZ('91 Supra) swap
for a friend of my dad. He(my dad) claims to have needed to use my car since
he couldnt fit equipment in his trunk this weekend.

Then, while driving, the water temp/level light began to flash. I told him
the fuel guage was flaky previously and not to worry about it so long as the
trip odo didnt near 300. .. I guess he took that as ignore all warning lamps
and press on..

Well.. he drove it until it was dead. When I went to check it out on the
side of the highway, on first crank I knew it was at least the headgasket.
Typical no compression whirring sound and rush of thoughts, emotions, etc..

I havent got a chance to take her apart yet but I know Im looking at
minimum, headgasket, but since she'll be that far apart and likely needed
anyway how much do I work the head? what should I use? Im open to
suggestions on that.

Yes my dad murdered my S-car, F*CK!F__K!FHACK.. Bad too, the reservoir,
coolant flange and sensor at the back of the head blew apart.. and even the
little half moon part of the valve cover gasket popped out.. WTF!?


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