Autopsy of the Silver Bullet -

4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang Technical discussions on 1996-2004 4.6 Liter Modular Motors (2V and 4V) within.

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Old 08-11-2006, 03:58 AM   #1  
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Default Autopsy of the Silver Bullet

I went over to my friends house, (who I sold the car to), tonight to help with the dismantle of the "Bullet's" internal organs.

I must give kudos to the GT bottom end. Even after running an "atomic bomb" tune and 14 psi on a KB FI factory 4.6, it was not a rod or piston that let go. Well, it wasn't a rod or piston that initiated the self destruction of the motor.

Chalk up the destruction to a dropped valve on #5.

That in turn transformed the #5 piston into shrapnel and caused the #5 rod to explore the open space outside of the block. They tell me that's a bad thing.

I'll try to get some pics of the carnage.

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