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MrQ

Smokey the clutch is; Missed shift you did
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I just recently pulled my 5.0 out of my 98 due to it running like crap, no power, and terrible fuel economy (well worse than a 5.0 usually gets). The truck got dunked during Harvey, but it still ran. Couldn't figure out the problem.

Popped the oil pan and it was all clear then! :banghead:

Yup that's parts of a piston in the oil pickup
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Piston (B) was very unhappy after colliding with Crankshaft (A)
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Piston #6
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Piston #8
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Yeah.... water and engines don't mix. :nono:
 


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ouch
Still ran eh? just your mpg and performance was down...that is tooooo funny
go 5.0!

I dislike those twisty early dipsticks arrrrrgh

thanks for showing this!
 




MrQ

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Still ran eh? just your mpg and performance was down...that is tooooo funny
go 5.0!

I dislike those twisty early dipsticks arrrrrgh

thanks for showing this!
What's not shown is the metal contamination in all the bearings. I was heading toward a seized engine fairly quickly. I did put quite a few miles on it after Harvey though. After all this I thought the engine was worth saving.
 
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It'll buff out!!

the engine cores are getting harder and harder to get your hands on, so there may be some value left in this engine
 
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It'll buff out!!

the engine cores are getting harder and harder to get your hands on, so there may be some value left in this engine
Should be, I just spent $3k to rebuild it. :D
 




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holy crap
Rebuild it into what? a 306? 327? 331?
$3k is alot of scratch considering you can get a reman long block for like $2K
 




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Well this is the same engine that's in Red. The cam, valve springs, and headers added a grand.
 




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Copy that!
My bad I was thinking you converted red and then dove back into your old engine.......
 




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No biggie, this is the original from the conversion BC did 5 years ago. I thought about just swapping in another from a donor, but since I couldn't kill the damn thing even with a hydrolock, two bent rods, and a smashed piston skirt, I said "what the hell", it deserves a chance to live again. :salute:
 




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