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Old 03-09-2011, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Engine go BOOM! What now?

So I'm driving down the highway on cruise control and I notice I'm slowing down. I go to give it some gas and either my transmission or engine started making a loud scraping noise and the car did not accelerate. I pulled over, It died, and smoke was coming out of my engine and exhaust pipes. There was even some coolant coming out of the exhaust. The bottom of the car is coated in oil, its everywhere. I don't know much about what to do next.

How do I find out what failed, I cant afford to have a mechanic look at it just yet.

Here's a couple pics of the oil while it was on the tow truck.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:23 PM   #2
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Looks like you vented the block. Oil and coolant = holes in block..

I spit 3 rods out the side of my Lightning. Look at the block with a good light and you'll probably see something along the lines of this

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Old 03-09-2011, 05:33 PM   #3
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Start from scratch and throw in a 03/04 cobra drivetrain.
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Well it looks like I will need a new engine. I just don't know if I should rebuild it or just buy a new one. And if I did that should I go with another 2v?
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:49 PM   #5
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check out the short blocks and long blocks on the MMR website
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Go 4V if you're replacing motor.
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:33 AM   #7
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Well it looks like I will need a new engine. I just don't know if I should rebuild it or just buy a new one. And if I did that should I go with another 2v?
Well if its a hole in the block there is no way to rebuild it.... if money is really tight go with a mark VIII engine its almost a drop in... so my advise is go with a 4V!!!
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Im sorry to hear that man. Whatever you do do it right the first time. Its your car do what u think is best. Dont listen to anyone
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Well if its a hole in the block there is no way to rebuild it.... if money is really tight go with a mark VIII engine its almost a drop in... so my advise is go with a 4V!!!
+1 if you popped a hole in the block I would just look for a complete engine.
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Im sorry to hear that man. Whatever you do do it right the first time. Its your car do what u think is best. Dont listen to anyone
Well he is asking for opinions....
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I see that a 5.4l 2v is pretty straight forward. Just need an adapter plate for the intake, and maybe some slight modification to the exhaust. I can use same ECU, and wire harness. I don't know much about the MarkVIII, will it need a new wire harness and ECU?
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I down for anything, I definitely want to make it better than it was so I feel better about how much money I already have into it :/

3k is what I'm looking at give or take.
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go to MMR's website and check their prices. I think they even have a layaway or payment plan option on there. You wont get your motor till it's payed off but it's an option..

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MarkVIII engine is really easy you dont need adapters, modify intake/exhaust nor wiring harness or ECU.... the reason I said go with a 4V is because they respond to mods A LOT better than the 2V engines.... But another option is to go with stock 2V heads, MMR shortblock and later on the road throw a SC on....
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I'm taking it apart now. I had a mechanic look at it and there is no compression in the engine so I think my heads are bad. That might explain the coolant coming out of the exhaust. Am I wrong? I don't see a whole in the block, and I cant find where all the oil came out.

I'm trashing the block no matter what, but I want to find out if my heads are bad. Is that something I can without taking the engine out?
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I'm actually kind of excited the 2v is done. Time for something better
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honestly the Mark VIII is like buying the non-pi version of the 2v in respect to 4v's. You will get 280-300 out of it. They are not impressive, but would be a decent replacement. I would stick with and build a 2v if I were you, or get a block with decent heads (unlike the mark viii )
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honestly the Mark VIII is like buying the non-pi version of the 2v in respect to 4v's. You will get 280-300 out of it. They are not impressive, but would be a decent replacement. I would stick with and build a 2v if I were you, or get a block with decent heads (unlike the mark viii )
Only difference betweent he mark viii and the 96-98 cobras is the intanke manifold, absence of the forged crank and a small variation on cam specs. Its only a power difference of maybe 15HP.
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Alright guys I appreciate all the advice and I have decided on a 5.4 2v. Im going to try and get this done within the month. I'll take a lot of pics and do a write up on the finished swap.
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Cool. Can't wait to see how it goes for you. "No Replacement for Displacement". And if thats not enough you could always add a s/c or something latter.
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