The tech pulled the pan and drained four gallons of fluid out of the engine. Two gallons of which was coolant. Even with the drive belt disconnected they can’t turn the engine by hand. So that’s that. A remanufactured engine and labor is more than the value of the car.
Not sure what it was but the IMS bearing was upgraded so I don’t think it was that. It’s not worth paying for the labor to find out.
Anyone have any use for a roller? It’s got brand new Pilot Super Sports on the rear wheels. Maybe 500 miles on them. If you’re in the bay area and want to swap out your old tires with new ones before I donate the carcass to Goodwill or whomever, let me know. Move quick. The shop doesn’t want to go into the storage business. Also welcome are any ideas on how to get rid of what’s left. I don’t have any way of parting the car out (no garage) but there’s plenty of cash to be made if you do.
If anyone needs me I’ll be at Lucky 13 in Alameda killing the pain with several Sierra Nevadas while flipping through an issue of Porsche magazine, softly sobbing.