DoubleBadger Posted July 23, 2005 Report Share Posted July 23, 2005 Hi, everyone. I DESPERATELY need your thoughts, insight, advice...anything you can offer is GREATLY appreciated. I was driving my 2000 Eldorado ESC with 52,200 miles home this afternoon when I heard metal grinding. I couldn't tell if it was under the car or in the hood. It happened so fast. So I pulled off to the side as quick as I could and shut her down (or maybe the engine shut down itself...it all happened so quickly). I had AAA tow me into the local shop and they just called and said that "the engine is seized up because 1 of the connecting rods went through the side of the block...it failed internally. The block cracked" and it caused great stress on everything including the heads. Said it was a total loss and if I wanted to put a new engine in, put in a salvaged/rebuilt engine, or sell the car. My mind isn't working too clearly right now, so I need help from those who know these engines (and from someone whose heart isn't beating like a jackhammer). 1. Is this a common problem? I do not drive with a lead foot (I was going about 30 mph when it happend) and I have never beaten the engine. Honest and truly, I just didn't do it and never have. (I'm unemployed right now so I couldn't afford to pay for even the gas if I wanted to beat the car.) I have always changed the oil per the OLM (or sooner in most cases) and I just had the Dex-Cool replaced by a Caddy dealer so neither service nor my driving style should be an issue. 2. How much do you think (ballpark guesses are great) a new/rebuilt/salvaged engine would run me installed? 3. Would it pay to have it towed to the Caddy dealer (about 25 miles away). Will anyone at GM help me or am I totally on my own here? There are probably other questions I will have, but any thoughts are really appreciated. Now if I could just relax. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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