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Q: the oil pick-up is clogged and it has sustained main bearing damage on 1999 Pontiac Firebird

A guy selling his car reports this problem. What do you suppose is the real problem and what might it take to fix this? and how much?
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This really can happen especially to the volkswagen 1.8 litre turbo engine from using reg motor oil when they recommend synthetic oil, The engine needs a complete rebuild if the main bearings are damaged probably $3000 to $4000 for a rebuild
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