Blown head gasket to crankcase?
I haven't taken it apart yet, but I will post up pics when I do.
That's a nasty noise... Engine is due for a rebuilt me thinks...
Yeah, top end has been ticking/rattling for a while now. I knew it was just a matter of time. Scrapyard engine was a decent price, but I will keep this one around to dissect.
anything to do with that blower strapped to the top of it???
Haha, maybe. It is only pushing 7lbs of boost on a good day. Factory supercharged. I rebuilt it a little while ago with new bearings, coupler, and fresh oil. Can you believe nissan doesn't sell the supercharger oil? They said it was good for the life of it. The snout sure ran a lot cooler after that. I had to go to GM since it's similar to the one on a grand prix.