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Old 07-09-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
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302 V8 engine knocking.

My engine is knocking really bad on my 78 stang what are the possible problems and solutions? It's not a rod I had all of those checked and they were all straight. And I just had the fuel and oil pump replaced as well. Any ideas?
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Don't ever assume anything about an engine. They work great right up until the moment that they don't work. When you say "knock" I generally associate that with a bearing noise coming from the bottom of the engine, I.e. rod bearing. Why did you replace the oil pump? Try to determine approximately where the noise is coming from...
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Don't ever assume anything about an engine. They work great right up until the moment that they don't work. When you say "knock" I generally associate that with a bearing noise coming from the bottom of the engine, I.e. rod bearing. Why did you replace the oil pump? Try to determine approximately where the noise is coming from...
I asked my mechanic and he said that it might need a new engine block I was just looking for a second opinion. He said a new block would be cheaper than a rebuild
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He is absolutely correct. Not as good as a meticulously built rebuild but a crate engine is way more economical. Luckily for you, 302's are dime a dozen. You should have no problem finding a good deal on one. Try craigslist.
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