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2nd Engine Failure in my 2000 S


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Hi:

I haven't posted here since 1998!!! Yikes! Anyway, just thought I would share my misfortune. My 2nd engine died in my 2000 S of an IMS failure. The first was the same failure. I am the original owner and now have (had) 197K miles on it and it was in fantastic condition. The first engine blew at 47K miles (replaced under warranty), and now the 2nd with 150K miles on it. My plan was to keep it until the wheels flew off.... I guess a bearing is a bunch of wheels eh?

I don't know what to do.... been checking the options. I will never put another engine in it unless it is something special like a Raby or real well rebuilt one. Cost for this is around $20K and now that I have been perusing the used market, I see there are tons of options out there...... I still don't know what I am going to do.

If you want to see some pics of it at 175K miles click below and note that for the life of the car, I put snows on it each winter and it was in a partially covered car part in center-city Philly for most of its life.

Peace

Bruce

Warning, put on some sunglasses... pics at 175K!

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With 175K it sounds like you definitely got your money's worth out of that car. I only hope to do as well. Choices:

Put a used 3.2 back in

Put a 3.6L in there and keep driving

Sell it as a roller

Part it out

From what I can see it has been very well cared for and the fact that you know the entire history of the car has a lot of intangable value. Good luck with your car.

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Hi:

I haven't posted here since 1998!!! Yikes! Anyway, just thought I would share my misfortune. My 2nd engine died in my 2000 S of an IMS failure. The first was the same failure. I am the original owner and now have (had) 197K miles on it and it was in fantastic condition. The first engine blew at 47K miles (replaced under warranty), and now the 2nd with 150K miles on it. My plan was to keep it until the wheels flew off.... I guess a bearing is a bunch of wheels eh?

I don't know what to do.... been checking the options. I will never put another engine in it unless it is something special like a Raby or real well rebuilt one. Cost for this is around $20K and now that I have been perusing the used market, I see there are tons of options out there...... I still don't know what I am going to do.

If you want to see some pics of it at 175K miles click below and note that for the life of the car, I put snows on it each winter and it was in a partially covered car part in center-city Philly for most of its life.

Peace

Bruce

Warning, put on some sunglasses... pics at 175K!

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