Thanks offthepath, I hope it's top end too. Everything worked when suddenly this thing popped up. The engine oil was there and I'm thinking what might have been the root cause? I'm still thinking the cruise on the hills with PID program took the revs too high on the wrong gear. Any stories of this sought?Hard to say, but I doubt its bottom end related. Id say much more likely to be top end, lifters, valves etc. Especially given the sudden power loss when the problem started and it not wanting to run.
Sorry to hear it, that looks like a nice rig.
Thanks will do that but took it to a mechanic.. engine bad says he... There is engine oil so he wants ***0 to find out what's the problem. Any good mechanics in Texas for this job? Totally disappointed with 6G75...stupid engineAre there any engine codes being displayed at all? The loud knock sounds like a loose metal panel. Could be cracked exhaust manifold or a broken mount bolt. Try to get a code reading from Autozone if you have not done so already.
The mechanics are so greedy that they want to give me a bill for an engine job before spending time for checking the root cause...Thanks will do that but took it to a mechanic.. engine bad says he... There is engine oil so he wants ***0 to find out what's the problem. Any good mechanics in Texas for this job? Totally disappointed with 6G75...stupid engine
That's true. I did some checking on this engine and verified the VIN of the donor vehicle, it matched 33k mile engine. I was going to hire a local mobile mechanic to go do an in-person inspection but then found out I didn't need a replacement engine after all.Hope it never gets that far, but if it does, I remembered this prior post to DSouth's question. It's an '03 Montero 3.8L engine with 33K on it in El Paso, TX.