I have a 1999 Chevy Blazer LS 4WD 95K miles that had an incident in 2008 where the oil pressure dropped to zero while driving down the highway. I immediately pulled over and had the vehicle towed to a dealership. They pulled the oil pan off and let me know the lower part of the motor was “toast.” (crankshaft had turned blue due to heat from no oil.) Mysteriously it has oil pressure now and I have no idea why that is. It started last time I tried about 4 years ago.
I dearly loved this vehicle. It was first car I bought and paid for myself and I planned on repairing it one day. It’s been sitting in My garage for the last 8 years. Recently, my daily driver died and I was faced with repairing the Blazer or buying a new vehicle. Since I don’t know how well the Blazer has fared sitting in the garage all these years, I decided repair wasn’t worth it at this time for a vehicle I needed to be dependable and I just bought a new vehicle.
So here’s the thing. I kept the Blazer really clean. Washed it all the time, no damage, Regular oil changes, the works. It still smells like a new car inside. I really don’t want to see it get crushed and I’d like to see it go to a good home. It might need more work than a new motor since it’s been sitting so long, but I can’t imagine it would be more than someone mechanically inclined could handle. I’d like to sell it and get a fair price for it but I have no idea what a clean 99 Blazer with a bad motor is worth and I don’t want to get ripped off. I still see these on the road, and I’d like someone to keep my girl running. I’d get a new engine, but I don’t have the cash and I need the garage space.
What would you guys do in my situation?