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Throwing or breaking a rod typically isn't a big issue. I was on my way to the coast for a weekend and about halfway there my full size truck broke a rod, but it still got me to the coast for my anticipated weekend, drove it over 3 hours back home, and after buying a new rod for about $30 and a new valve cover gasket, I was back on the road with no further issues at all, within all of 30 minutes. A thrown rod does NOT equal a blown up engine. Somebody steered you wrong if they told you that, and you got rid of a good truck for it. ANY car or truck can break or throw a rod. It's not that uncommon, but it IS easily and cheaply fixed.Report it
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