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Old 11-30-2018, 09:09 PM   #1
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Help a newb

Hi all,
My first post. I have read/learned a lot already here. I ran into a problem recently, and need help as to what to do next. I encountered a gas leak at the fuel rail nipple where you check the pressure. Anyway, I ordered a n
ew one of JEGS fuel rails. Installed. Turned the key on to check for leaks. Then fired it up. Well, it ran for maybe 20 seconds, 10 of which sounded like a wrench in the crankcase. Hmmm. Decided to fire it up again to maybe pinpoint (dumb mistake on my part). Ran for another 5 seconds, sounding the same, then died. It completely froze the engine. Long story short. Pulled the heads and found a rod smashed the piston. Obviously vapor lock.
So now I have a nice Camaro SS with a bricked engine. I still owe $8,000 on the dang thing.
First question....
1. How much is a 2010 SS/RS worth with a bricked engine and 36,xxx miles?
2. Should I sell in current condition and start fresh? Or
3. Buy a new engine and keep her? This will be atleast $10,000 for a new stroker block.
I know it's a lot to take in. I need financial guidance in this situation...
Thanks
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Old 11-30-2018, 09:40 PM   #2
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Damn! Hard luck there, man! I would be so heartbroken...if it were mine, I would HAVE to repair/ replace the engine. I have so completely melded with my car. There are, of course, several ways to go here: reman engine, new engine, used engine. I'd price my options, if I were you; taking in consideration warranty coverage for each option
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Old 11-30-2018, 09:44 PM   #3
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I am. I really am. Still a little in shock over the whole thing. But it is what it is.
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:28 PM   #4
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Leaning to a Livernois 419, or a new car still...…...
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:04 PM   #5
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Vapor lock would do that?? Never heard of that one. I would try to get it fixed but that would be me. You have low miles. You could try to sell as is for what you owe then get you a newer one.

Sorry to hear about this. I feel sick for you. I would probably cry for a day or two if it happen to my baby.

Good luck on what ever you do.

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Old 12-05-2018, 01:48 AM   #6
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Sorry to hear about your issue. There is a guy selling a motor/trans out of an ss here in San Antonio for 5k. might be able to resale the trans and recoup some money. Just an idea, good luck.
https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/pt...748442042.html
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:44 AM   #7
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Could also get an assembled short block from TSP for around that same price 4-6k and just move your stuff over to it and be done with it. I'd give TSP a call and see what package they can do best for what your looking to do with the car and go from there. Stroker would be my choice as I plan to be buried in my car eventually.
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:50 PM   #8
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Yeah. Going back to stock just isn't going to happen at this point. If I have to dump money at it, it will be stroked. Thanks for the replies
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