What are his options? Does he need to buy another engine? If so, do you know where he should go to get one. Since I'm a 4Runner guy, I'm not much help to him Situation 1987 Cruiser everything original and standard (not fuel injected). Started to hear something different at the start of a 2 hr drive. One hour later I could hear the main bearing rattling while pulling uphill at 65mph. Then, it died while pulling up to a stop light. It was running fairly hot, dribbling out of the overflow tank onto the ground. No broken hoses, both upper and lower hoses hot to touch. Dip stick showed full with no antifreeze or metal shavings. Would not start until it cooled down for 20-30 mins. Drove sluggish, not much power to get up to highway speeds, pulled over after 2 more miles. Would not idle without help, needed 1000 rpms to keep running. Got under and could here that main bearing clanking at 750 rpms. Can start it now with a little effort. I'm going to pull the oil pan tonight and see if there's shavings everywhere or not.