Blown engine?


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

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 ?

3 Answers


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.

Possible to be not sure so lol

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