Is there any chance the engine isn’t toast?
Like this is new territory for me.
I really don’t trust the guys here with a motor swap. I won’t have any warranty on the work done by them when I leave either.
I could scope down the cylinder and see what the walls look like?
I ran this idea past the wife: Have the pump replaced, flush it out as best as possible. The engine did not seize and it isn’t smoking or anything crazy. I will do an oil change and filter change twice right after we get it back and add one of those Iron Man magnet drain plugs.
If it is still running and driving after that, we just limp it along until it ships back to the states.
Then, if we want to get a new engine with a warranty, go that route. Or finally get to screw over a dealer and trade it in on something.
Not gonna lie, I have ALWAYS been an honest egg. Much to my own detriment. It would be nice to lay a big turd back on Honda. This Pilot has ruined my trust in the engineering. I bet their world market vehicles are still good. The American market vans and SUVs are just hot garbage.