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Old 10-03-2015, 10:09 PM   #1
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So Long, Old Engine: Bad Head Gasket

So after plenty of trial & error along with process of elimination, I finally determined the cause of my engine troubles: a bad head gasket. I'm not all too surprised on an engine with 170K miles, but nevertheless, I've decided to just replace the engine, instead of tearing down the old one to replace the head gasket.

Anyone know where I can find a good used 4.6 2V for a good price? Preferably one between 40K-60K+ miles; I'm just looking for something that will be reliable will just get me going again.
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Search your local pick and pulls im sure you can find an 04 + PI motor without too much trouble. Just google it and you will find plenty of options, look for one closer to cut down on shipping.

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I bought a motor out of a 2005 grand marquis and it only had 48k miles on it complete from intake to oil pan for $550 at a local pick and pull. Threw it in a old f150 and now the motor has about 100k on it and running great.


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I bought a motor out of a 2005 grand marquis and it only had 48k miles on it complete from intake to oil pan for $550 at a local pick and pull. Threw it in a old f150 and now the motor has about 100k on it and running great.


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I'm guessing engine-wise, it's the same PI engine found in a late 2001-2004 GT? If so, what other cars had the same engines?


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I'm guessing engine-wise, it's the same PI engine found in a late 2001-2004 GT? If so, what other cars had the same engines?


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Yes it was the exact same. All I had to do was run coils and wires from my stock set up rather than COPs so that way I didn't have to modify any harnesses


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Yes it was the exact same. All I had to do was run coils and wires from my stock set up rather than COPs so that way I didn't have to modify any harnesses


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Well that's convenient lol. I probably would rather find a crown Vic engine anyways, considering it wouldn't have been beaten on, not like a Mustang engine lol


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www.car-part.com That's where I got my 70k mile Crown vic engine. If you have a car newer than 1999, it will be easier to find the correct PI engine for your car. The 99s were made in the Windsor plant instead of the romeo plant. The main hurdle with that is the 8 bolt mains instead of 6 bolt mains. You would need a new flywheel to run a romeo engine in a Windsor-equipped car, and vice versa.
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99 to mid 01 are the windsors i believe.
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