So about six months ago I threw a rod and thought I seized my motor. Now i realize that its not seized, it just wouldnt turn because the loose rod was preventing it from turning over. Recently I managed to remove the broken rod. I also know that the piston was destroyed, and there were a lot of other broken pieces floating around. The broken rod tore the crap out of the bottom of the block, and I'm also assuming that the cylinder is destroyed. I already am about 85% certain that it will be cheaper to just buy another motor instead of trying to save the one in it. My question is this: If I just leave the broken rod out and that piston just sitting in its cylinder, would I be able to run it on just the other 3 cylinders? I'm sure this seems pretty ridiculous, but I have a budget of about zero dollars right now and am desperate to drive my prelude. I'm sure you guys can understand that. Since I already pretty much know that I'm gonna buy another motor, I would be ok with just running this one into the ground. Would doing this throw the crank too much out of balance and cause it to run for 10 seconds before just crapping out, or could there be some potential longevity to running like this? I figure I'll have to cut the injector to that cylinder some how. What else would I have to do? What are your thoughts on this?