10+ Year Contributor
- Nov 9, 2010
Well today I let my friend drive my car to work, and on my way he wanted to top it out. I wasn't for it, I was going to tell him to let off at like 110. Well anyways, he started speeding up and I started to notice it was kind of hesitating, and it wouldn't go past like 105, so he let off and then the engine just shut off. We drifted on to an exit and I tried starting it up and it did, but the idle was very very rough and I could hear a knock, so I revved it up a little and the knock got faster so I assumed it was a spun rod. I drove it easy about a half mile to my friends house and on the way the car would like shake up to about 2 thousand rpms, would this be because one of the cylinders isn't firing? I just bought this car like 4 months ago, and when I did I knew absolutely nothing about engines, so I honestly don't really know, but I just want to know what I'm dealing with and what I might need to replace because this weekend me and my friend (he knows a bit more) are going to fix it. Right now we are assuming its a rod bearing, which would be great because that's not too expensive and i was told it's fairly easy to do. Any opinions would be great, thank you.