00 Celica - no knocking yet, but yellow pieces in the oil
So after the whole rod going in my 00 celica and having it swapped with a 05 motor, my celica is running good.
My mother shortly after i got my celica fixed bought a 00 celica. It runs well, no knocking and the dipstick always showed that the engine had oil.
Well today after draining her celicas oil I noticed pieces of yellow. From what i recall thats the rod bearings starting to die.
I may be way off here as i am no real mechanic but I did see it in mine before it blew up.
So I guess the big issue here is, what do i do. Does the motor have to be replaced? Can the rod bearings be changed out? To make this worse, she hasnt even really driven the car, we bought it over the winter and it needed some body work/new headlamps/o2 sensors so aside from driving it home its never really been used...
120k miles ish. 1 owner and it always had full synthetic used in it. When i did drain it today i only took out about 1 3/4 quarts of oil...