I bought a 1984 camaro 2 years ago with a susposedly rebuilt motor. It contained a little v6 2.8 liter, after racing some one down the bypass, I noticed sort of a mean sound, thinking it was exaust I kept on it on my way out of town. 2 miles down the road a friend in the car began to asure me it was just exaust and that the motor was fine, with his assurance I put her to the rugs, and the engine made one the largest sounds I've ever heard in my life,(with a feel like the motor literally busted motor mounts) as I watched my oil pressure gauge drop to 0 and a my RPM gauge to a complete 0, with lots of blue smoke rolling out. In the past I have had alot of problems with the starter, and also had a slight knock ever since I bought the car. I was wondering if anyone knows from past expierences what went wrong with this beastly v-6, I don't have the time to disect it, I have a built 327 in the shop just waiting to be dropped into it, seeing as in 84 they ran 700-r4 trannys in all models and it will bolt up, just need a new bellhousing.
A very reliable source told me it was the crank shaft, but how ever I believe that it was a rod, or perhaps a wrist pin let, I"m not sure just was hoping some one would have a comment upon this occurance. This is bothering the heck out of me, with school and work I just want to know what happened but I don't have the time to tear down the block, find the problem, and then take a sludge to the block after unbolting the tranny.