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Well leaving a Chili's last night cruisin through the parking lot, shifted into 3rd gear about 1100 rpms heard a loud kaBOOOOM, then the sound of metal shattering and lots of coolant and fuel and oil hitting the ground. I have a piece of the cam and a piece of the driver side of the block..

The Block has a new Window - No its not a double pane... LOL.

Sucks - Just cleaned it up, tinted the windows. Added more power then this.:CRY:

Any help finding a new motor would be greatly appreciated





 

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any idea what caused it?
 

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wow sorry to hear that dude.
 

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sorry to hear it. How did it happen?
 

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Not to sure on exactly how it happend..

Me and richard from Coaltrain have pretty much narrowed it down though.

My old VP44 Had been leaking fuel into the timing cover, for god knows how long. Well i went to go start it about 3 weeks or so ago and it wouldnt turn over, so i checked my batteries, checked the oil and BAM - Fuel on the dipstick. So i drain the oil, put fresh oil in - fires up runs like crap. Diagnose it and the front seal on the VP44 failed, Thus dumping fuel into the timing cover


So our theory is that all those thousands of miles it was trickling or dumping fuel into the oil reaked havoc on all the bearings in the motor and finally one of the bearings seized. Probably the cam seeing how its shatterd ? LOL

Who knows. But gonna rebuild it better then before. Probably Stud the rods and mains,Big cam and put a 3rd gen block in her. She'll be better then ever..:peelout
 

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The odometer says 109k.. I bought the truck from a guy who just had it rebuilt. Total this motor has about 20k on the rebuild. Maybe it was their screw up
 

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i love damage pics.:popcorn::popcorn:
however sorry to hear this.
 

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Oh.. that is tough man. Sorry to hear that.
 

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thats about my luck:CRY:

truck looks good though..
 

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Oh dude ... sorry to hear about your mis fortune. At least you seem to be in high sprits about it though
 

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ouch...feel fer ya...that bites :O(
 

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Sorry to hear that man, that sucks but the bright side is like you said you will beable to build it under better then ever, and you'll know its down right.
 

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Think of this as a great opportunity to build an even badasser motor...lol.
I cringe when I think of this because I don't know how I'd pay for it. And I know I'd want to do some cool stuff while I was in there..Good luck to ya.
 

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That's just downright impressive. I feel for you man but there's just something about being able to drive something that makes enough power to explode that makes me proud to be an American.
 
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