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Old 10-15-2011, 09:16 AM   #1
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Figured out the problem..

Cylinder three was leaned out and apparently had a slight knock for some time, but eventually got loose and hit the tip of the sparkplug and broke it.

Verdict... Cylinder three is blown. I need a new engine.

Any suggestions on a replacement? I'm a college student with no money, so I'ma have to save up. And I am NOT putting a junkyard/used motor into it.
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what year stang?
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Re: Figured out the problem..

2002.

We're running compression test on the cylinders to see if we can salvage it or not..
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oh ok yea i had same problem also i did motor rebuild an new heads
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Re: Figured out the problem..

Well, that just sux!
Sorry to hear of your bad luck.
Is the engine block damaged?
If not to bad maybe it can be bored or sleeved and a new piston/rings installed.
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Cylinder three was leaned out and apparently had a slight knock for some time, but eventually got loose and hit the tip of the sparkplug and broke it.

Verdict... Cylinder three is blown. I need a new engine.

Any suggestions on a replacement? I'm a college student with no money, so I'ma have to save up. And I am NOT putting a junkyard/used motor into it.
cuz those burnoutz!! lol but thats horrible news man im srry
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Well, that just sux!
Sorry to hear of your bad luck.
Is the engine block damaged?
If not to bad maybe it can be bored or sleeved and a new piston/rings installed.
Yea I was gonna say the same thing. Along as the block isn't tore to shreds there's ahold chance you can just have it bored and get some new pistons and rings and be set
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cuz those burnoutz!! lol but thats horrible news man im srry
Haha, I honestly did one burn out only. Never did one since then.

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Yea I was gonna say the same thing. Along as the block isn't tore to shreds there's ahold chance you can just have it bored and get some new pistons and rings and be set
Won't that still be like $2k+?
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I know that sounds like a lot but it's a lot cheaper then a new motor. It's probably cheaper then just a block even

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No way man a new set of pistons like only cost ya 500 max and that's with forged pistons which is more then you NEED but might want down the road. Less then 700 is my guess on total cost without labor
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My friend ran a compression test on it before we started replacing everything and he found them all at 175 so he just replaced all the plugs and reset the cam and fixed a small vacuum leak and bam!! I'm driving smooth as butter!
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My friend ran a compression test on it before we started replacing everything and he found them all at 175 so he just replaced all the plugs and reset the cam and fixed a small vacuum leak and bam!! I'm driving smooth as butter!
Phew! I bet that's a huge relief.
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Cool deal, glad to hear it wasn't serious! Rebuilds=downtime
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