So I'm going to the auction Tuesday and there is a 2004 wrx, white, 90ish K miles on it, says online the engine knocks (I will check it out more that day when im aloud to) / I can see the radio was stolen.
1 What causes a knock (bearing gone bad b/c lack of oil?).
2 Can I fix it myself or do I need a whole new engine? If so, what is it and how much would it cost?
3 Assuming the rest of the car is well, how much should I bid on it? I found a new engine with 74k miles on it for 1100 and labor costs me about 400. (would cost the same if i did it.. i would have to buy tools/ lift)
4 If i buy it, can I drive it home like that (30 miles highway)
Anyone else had this problem and how was it resolved?