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The worst part of this situation was that nobody was able to identify with certainty exactly what was wrong, just that the engine was clearly having issues. An experienced mechanic that my close friend knew believed it to sound more like a wrist pin issue. With no help from the dealership and a limited budget, I made the decision to remove the engine with my friend with some hope that it was still repairable, despite the fact that neither of us had any experience this deep into cars.
Here is the full documentation of our project.
Long story short, we caught on to our lingering suspicions that it was a spun rod bearing, and that the engine needed to be swapped. We found a 2007 2AZFE engine that fit right into my 2006 Scion tC, and it ran beautifully! My tC was back on the road after 4 months and 13 days of an uncertain and exhausting project.
What I really wanted to say was, thank you. Club Scion tC has been a phenomenal reference thanks to the amazing community. Even if it was from over 10 years ago, you all asked and answered very technical questions that left us absolutely dumbfounded. Everything that we needed to know was here.
I know that this forum is slowly dying off, and that very few may see this post. Regardless, I really wanted to put this story out there with hopes that even one person may read it and smile.
Thank you for reading!