If it didn't starve of oil, then it won't wear down. The lower the first number, the faster the flow rate on cold start up. 0w-30 FTW. Also helps with fuel economy, not that we care that much about it.Yea Englishtown got shut down sadly. I've been told mixed things, one side says you need to use the recommended oil weight from the manufacturer otherwise you'll break something. On the other hand It does make sense that these are old engines and a heavier weight is required as things wear down. My engine is non-VVTi so oil weight shouldn't matter as much.
I'll stop in to check out Cars and Coffee as well. I just need a recommendation to a good machinist who will know what to do with my engine.
Damn bro it sounds bad! I've heard that same noise on my buddy's car and the motor was toast. Over 200K miles? How long have you owned the car? Just wondering what kind of care the person that had it before you did to the car. Good luck man!I have 215,381 mies on the car.
I haven't done anything with it yet, waiting on a word from Gonzy.
Thank you for all your support, the more I research the more I see you are correct.I don't know Gonzy - but you've done the right thing to come on here and ask for help.
I say this in all humbleness: find a different source for information on this stuff. Rebuilding your engine will not mean it'll happen again. Ever. 20w-50 is not the oil to run in this car. Ever.
You didn't do anything wrong.
I run 5w-30, 0w-30, 10w-30. My race car has 5w-40 but only because it's engine was built to be run on 40 to 50.
As for the sound... God that sound eerily like when I accidentally bent the oil filler plate. Open the oil filler cap, look inside there's a plate there. Pull it up if it is bent in any way downward.
I doubt this is the actual issue but it would be a great save if it was just that silly metal plate.
I've had stuck valves/buckets, and done some other damage over the years. I've put 213,000 miles on my first 97, and about 500,000 miles on MKIVs (sorry fellas).
Your engine is absolutely able to be rebuilt and saved. Stop. Take a deep breath. You got this. It isn't over. Don't buy another engine.
Come join my group and ill be happy to get you approved and many in the community can speak to your situation on a less "screen names" approach.
The Original MKIV JZA80 Supra Owners Group. Look us up on Facebook and go to group info and find admins and my name, Jason Leonard, and message me. I'll get you in the group. The forums seem to be coming alive again. But in the meantime we have 2000+ actual Supra Owners there. And only Supra Owners.
Since 2010.Damn bro it sounds bad! I've heard that same noise on my buddy's car and the motor was toast. Over 200K miles? How long have you owned the car? Just wondering what kind of care the person that had it before you did to the car. Good luck man!
Thanks I did get hold of Don. I am working on getting my car to him.find a local supra group here or on FB and see who they recommend locally. AP is one of the best but there are many others than can work on a 2j. sounds like in your situation finding someone local is the way to go.
I always find a stuck bucket or lifter hard to visualise....aren't buckets always kinda stuck to the stem of the valve? I get that it happens with hydraulic ones and they eventually do just clear through and go back to normal again.My vote is a stuck valve/bucket. Every one of them came free after a while. The leaking stem seals carbon them up and they'll stick.