Blown engine?


Asked by Feb 09, 2015 at 12:24 PM about the 1985 Chevrolet Camaro Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

without taking the engine out of the
1985 Camaro v6 2.8l 5 speed. The
previous owner said he blew the
engine when he down shifted to
prevent a collision. That's when it
blew. How can I know for sure that I
need a new engine or just New gears
or transmission.  What should I look
for ?

2 Answers

Bob Beaman

Look for a high oil level that is milky looking. Try to crank the engine over to see if it is free. Run a compression test. See if it will start and if it has oil pressure.


possible timing. Pull the distributor cap and roll the engine. Rotor should turn with it.

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