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Old Today, 05:45 PM   #1
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Default HELP!! Daughter's engine busted on 2001 Honda CRV SE on Easter

my son in law comes up to me on Easter at my Sister's house and asked me to look at his car since I've owned 5 Honda CRV and still own a couple. i'm not a mechanic, but it didn't seem right because engine was moving more than i can ever remember mine doing.

he said he didn't know how long that was going on because it is his wife's (my 25 year old daughter's) car. he was planning on coming down this week to my house so i told him I would take it to the mechanic i use and he could drive home my car.

well on their way home they heard a pop in the engine and instead of pulling over ran it about 4 miles until the car died on the freeway. my daughter has towing insurance so car was towed to my mechanics garage.

sorry for the long drawn out story, but after a half a day and only a $75 charge from the mechanic he found the sheared off bolt from probably an over or under tightened timing belt change when my daughter dated a different guy and took it to his mechanic instead of mine. the timing belt slipped off and since my son in law didn't know better i'm pretty sure there is major damage, but not sure.

long story short the engine is now trashed or not running without major repairs, and my mechanic isn't able to buy or put a used or new one in. anybody have time or an engine and want to fix this, or good ideas or sources i can use? She just made her last payment after 7 years of owning it and also just paid for the tabs for next year. i feel terrible for her and my son in law and i'm not a mechanic.

yes she should have come to me sooner and said something, but even good kids don't always do the right thing.

HELP!!!! if this isn't the right place to post this please let me know where would be.
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If you weren't on the other side of the country and had a replacement engine I'd do it for you. Hopefully you're able to find someone!
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i'd probably be able to send you home with at least one 6 inch vise if you could. thanks for the offer. any ideas where to get an engine because these little cars or suv's are good for a lot of miles?
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i'd probably be able to send you home with at least one 6 inch vise if you could. thanks for the offer. any ideas where to get an engine because these little cars or suv's are good for a lot of miles?
Our shop gets used engines from a reputable salvage yard.
Check out car-part.com in your area.

If you were down here in NC I'd do an engine swap for ya in my home shop...
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...and my mechanic isn't able to buy or put a used or new one in.
Why not?
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Thanks for the tip Tarheel. by the way the location of the 2001 Honda CRV SE is in South Seattle just west of Seatac airport.

I do have a hitch on my Honda Pilot so i could probably rent a UHaul and get the car to your garage if you need me to.

NC: he is almost 70 and sold all his tools for that kind of work. he still likes doing the basic stuff though and i'm loyal so it went to him first to check it out.
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NC: he is almost 70 and sold all his tools for that kind of work. he still likes doing the basic stuff though and i'm loyal so it went to him first to check it out.
Oh ok. It just sounded like a strange statement to me. I admire the loyalty you show to your longtime technician. I hope that I still enjoy working on vehicles when I'm 70.

Did he have any recommendations for anyone local?
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he gave me a few websites to check out for engines that also has recommended mechanics, but I thought i'd see if a GJ member was local or could recommend someone since it sounds like no big deal to some of you.

my daughter is just hoping for a fair deal and a dependable car which i thought i helped her buy 7 years ago.

here is the sticker under the hood i'm thinking some of you might need to help me.
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Just got done putting an engine in a Civic tonight. I wish I could do engine swaps and get paid in tools.
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