Ok so I just bought a 98 lego today and I noticed the very same thing. :mad:Obviously more will have to be done and looked into but from what I'm reading, the car shouldnt be driven at all. In order for me to get it home (which I'm doing tuesday) I'd have to drive it a good 50 miles. Is this something we should take care of before we leave town or do you think it would survive the trip?
the crank bolt could give up at any moment, you can never tell. but if you tighten it before you drive it you will have a better chance of making it home.
how long has it been this way?
how long since the crank bolt last removed / installed?
how does the car run?
how many miles?
i had one that failed and another that i caught before it failed. on the second one i just had the timing belt done, replaced the pulley and put it back together, ~600$, still driving it. it depends on how much damage.
if yours fails on the way home you will have the added expense of a tow and replacing valves. that doesn't double the cost but it does add to it.