An organ donor for my partner’s problem prizm has been found! A 2001 Toyota Corolla for $400 that is horrible in every way, except that the engine is mint.

The body is dented & rusted, the interior is disgusting, the brakes are spongy, the tires all have different amounts of wear, and we had to swap the RF for the LR so it could go over 65mph without feeling like the steering wheel was coming off.

The engine however seems great, I pulled the plugs and they don’t show any of the carboning up that indicates oil burning that these are known for.


Plan is to yank the motor, offer it up whole or for parts on craigslist for a week or so, then haul the rest off for scrap.

We got most everything disconnected on the top half of the new motor, yesterday. Today was supposed to be more disconnecting and the actual motor pull, but I seem to have come down with some nasty cold/flu thing, so it is on hold. Fortunately I’m on vacation for the next two weeks, so I should have time to finish it up.