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What Happened To The Engine On My Toronado

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I was watching my car show on Sunday. I found out what happened to my Toronado. It now all makes sense about there being more things wrong with the engine. It is so funny how you get the answers you need.

It started with the cooling system. A lot of cars use plastic parts now. The water pump has plastic parts. It cracked. It caused the engine to overheat, and then blew the head gaskets. I noticed the overheating, but it never overheated( I caught it early and stopped driving the car)The intake manifold port collapsed( that is plastic too), caused coolant to go into the throttle body, then caused coolant to go into the oil and in the engine and then, it destroyed the engine. The coolant system was poorly maintained by the previous owner.

See.. if I had just:

Fixed the head gaskets, I still would have been screwed.

Get a "used" or "rebuilt" engine, I would have been screwed.

By getting a new engine like I am, I start over and start fresh.


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That's what happened with my Camaro. The coolant ate away the intake manifold gasket, it wasn't caught in enough time, and coolant leaked into the oil causing a bearing to seize.

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