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Old 02-16-2010, 10:08 PM   #1
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Hey all, newby here wanted to drop a line and say hi to everyone. I just got a 87 Supra for free but was told the engine was knocking. Its been sitting for about 5 years under some trees, so it looks worse for wear. The good things about the car is the weather stripping is in really good shape, so the interior stayed nice and the car is basically complete minus the wheels and intake tubing.
So I got the car towed to the house today, cleaned it up a little and hooked up some jumper cables just to see what would happen. The good news is the engine does turn, but you can hear a destinctive knock (bottem end) even turning from a slow starter. The engine didn't start, and I didn't bother to try to go further to test for spark or fuel, ect...
My question is, how much should I be looking to invest to rebuild the engine? Nothing super high performance or anything, as the car will just be used as a daily driver to commute back and forth to work (3 miles each way and I'm hoping it will get better mileage than my F-350) however, I'm not against the idea of investing a little bit of money into it if there is an internal high performance part thats worth the money and will help with the reliability or the mileage of the engine.
On the other hand, would anybody recommend I just take the time to pull the oil pan and replace the rod bearings rather than doing a complete rebuild even though the engine has 235,000 miles on it? That was my origional idea until I knew what the mileage was.
And just to make a long post a little longer, does anyone have an intake tube they are willing to give away (or just about give away) that goes between the MAF and the TB?
Thanks for any input ya'll can give me.
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