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Hello to all my luders am here to ask for your advice and help i have checked most threads but none have conviced me, so here it goes my car ad oil leak problems so great that the oil light came up more then once, so i would add oil, with time it kept happing again and could not find the problem, the thinkable happend and my engine gave in, now i have to rebuild, now i want to restore but since am going to invest in my engine i also want to try and give it some power again, nothing mayor like turbo just what ever i can, i have a 98 type sh so any help is appreaciated am still looking for info so this is not my ony way to find out what steps to take thanks to all
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Re: Engine Seized up for loss of oil

It's cheaper, and easier, to do a motor swap.
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Re: Engine Seized up for loss of oil

y u neglect your h22??? it would have been cheaper to find and fix the oil leak, even if you needed professional assistance.....
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Re: Engine Seized up for loss of oil

Sell the shell. Someone who lets their engine seize is just,

Hopefully the swap doesn't bring a new set of problems, that you'll neglect.
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Re: Engine Seized up for loss of oil

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y u neglect your h22??? it would have been cheaper to find and fix the oil leak, even if you needed professional assistance.....
ur are totally right i could of fixed it, but it not be a most accurate excuse but i was in the down with lossing my job and having to use my car on the limit so this is the consecuence (sorry for my grammer) of those actions :(
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Re: Engine Seized up for loss of oil

questions though its thier also a risk though of getting swap of getting a lime motor, will that is just my two centsi have a buddie that has fixed engines for me in the past and hes in tj :D so labor my be alittle less the in the us :D i would only get my parts over here :D
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Re: Engine Seized up for loss of oil

Get an engine with 120k on the odometer and a warranty for 6 months from the importer.
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Re: Engine Seized up for loss of oil

Haha a lime of a motor. Yes there is that risk, but H-motors has a pretty good reputation. I assume doing a full swap would cost about as much as rebuilding though, becuse even though you're getting a 'new' engine, you're still going to want to invest in all new seals and gaskets and bearings..

If you rebuilt it yourself, you could sleeve it and get some Type-S pistons and rings for about $1500, or if the cylinder walls aren't cut in more than 0.020 then just bore it out for cheaper than that. All new seals, gaskets and bearings, you could probably source for $300-400.


Maybe I'm making assumptions on what happened to your motor. Did you sieze it up? Snap the crank?
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questions though its thier also a risk though of getting swap of getting a lime motor, will that is just my two centsi have a buddie that has fixed engines for me in the past and hes in tj :D so labor my be alittle less the in the us :D i would only get my parts over here :D

Hmotorsonline is a VERY reputable company! Many satisfied customers.


You need to drain your oil and show us what it looks like. I have a strong feeling the lack of oil caused your bearings to eat your crank and rods, which is why I'm saying its gonna be cheaper to do a swap.
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^ This guy knows all about motors eating themselves.
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Re: Engine Seized up for loss of oil

I go "ommm nom nom nomm" to my motors
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Re: Engine Seized up for loss of oil

you can here it when you turn it on, illpost up a video tomorrow morning, so you can hear for your selfs
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Re: Engine Seized up for loss of oil

Ummm we don't like hearing engine fails, we just want you to check yor oil pan for silvery glitter metal. If you have it, your motor is toast. The worst car owning experience is when neglect bites you in the ass. Been there done that.
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Ummm we don't like hearing engine fails, we just want you to check yor oil pan for silvery glitter metal. If you have it, your motor is toast. The worst car owning experience is when neglect bites you in the ass. Been there done that.
i have checked and i dont think ihave a seized engine, i did neglect my car biggest mistake, the reason for this is that i put some oil yesterday cause i was going to try and take it to my mechanic thats a few blocks from where i live and my car actually runs just with noise that might be a pistons, so i took off then came right back cause he was not their :(
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Re: Engine Seized up for loss of oil

Can you get us a video of the noise?
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the knocking noise you are hearing is your valves slapping, caused by loss of lubrication...
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the knocking noise you are hearing is your valves slapping, caused by loss of lubrication...



Knocking would be something far worse than valves... even when the LMA's are worn, they don't "knock"... let alone when a valve adjustment is needed.


Bent valves, thrown rods, spun bearings - can all cause a "knock"
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I don't get it, The engine is making noises and we're still driving?

Video clip or not, No oil+noises-no oil pan check=
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Re: Engine Seized up for loss of oil

This same thing literally just happened to me a few days ago... About 2 weeks after I bought it with 120k on it.

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This same thing literally just happened to me a few days ago... About 2 weeks after I bought it with 120k on it.

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once the new engine is in, check the oil weekly. keeping a quart in the trunk is a lot easier than swapping engines.
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once the new engine is in, check the oil weekly. keeping a quart in the trunk is a lot easier than swapping engines.
and when you get the new engine: replace all the seals (valves, cams, cranks, oil pump and so on) and piston rings (and bottom bearings) - should minimize the oil burning
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