Engine Hi, I'd Like Some Advice From You Guys, If Possible! Plz Read.

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  1. SapperDaddy21B

    SapperDaddy21B New Member

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    Okay, I'll try to keep it short and simple, and start from the beginning.

    WHO'RE YOU?

    I was on the forums a while back when I started having issues with my Mustang, about a year ago almost.

    WHAT CAR'S THIS ABOUT?

    2011 Mustang GT

    WHAT'S WRONG?

    My motor seized up on me, we're assuming that it threw a bearing, and that's what was causing the seize., but we're not too sure. My issue is that my motor has seized and that I need to remove the engine, tear it down, replace the rotating assembly with forged parts, and put it back together again.

    WHAT'S THE HISTORY?

    I received the car in 2011. I modded the car right off the bat, in the first couple of months. At the most, I've had headers, mid pipe, axle back, intake, and intake manifold on the car with 93R tune from Bama Performance.

    After a year, the car decided that it wanted to blow cylinder 8. I've never used any other tunes other than Bama's tune.

    I took the car to FORD, they said they'd void the warranty if any tunes were found. I called BAMA, they said they'd fix the car if it was under warranty when the issues started, or something to that effect (sorry, i'm really not trying to misquote anyone).

    Dealer said that Ford wants the warranty voided, and the warranty was voided. Dealer switched out piston in cylinder #8, and I was charged 700 bucks for the whole thing.

    Car was given back to me without a vaccuum hose clamped where it should be. I figured it out after 2 weeks of driving. Car started hesitating when accelerating, no smoke, no visible issues.

    2 months after heard rod knock when idling, changed oil, went on road, sounded fine, WOT for ONE pull, and the car died on the road.


    WELL... WTH DO YOU WANT FROM US?

    I'd like your advice.

    I've acquired the following items:

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    Rotating Assembly .20 Oversized from Stock, @ 10:1 compression ratio for Single / Twin Turbocharger later down the line.

    I am going to need to get the following items ( or so I am told ) to rebuild and make the motor strong enough to take forced induction further down the line without any issues:

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    My questions are as follows:

    1) Will I need a new Oil Pump? I want to go for 6-850 HP to the wheels when everything is said and done. Anywhere between that and I'll be a happy camper. Do I need a better one, or can I just use the one I have, or a stock replacement pump?

    2) Being that I'm just doing bottom end work, is there anything else that you'd get to make sure the car was stable, until Head work and the turbos went in?

    3) How much do you think it would cost to have a machine shop rebuild this motor, given that I'm buying all the parts?

    4) Does anyone know of any machine shops around the South NY / North NJ area that can do the work I need? I tried searching online, to no avail. I used google, and searched Machine Shop and all I found were plastic manufactureres.... And all the guys I spoke with want 5000+ even with me supplying everything that's needed for the rebuild.

    5) Any advice for me?

    Thank you for reading. I know it's a giant wall of text, but I really would like any assistance I can get. Trying to get this whole thing done in the next couple of months, and I'm slowly.... painfully slowly saving up the money to rebuild my motor. I know you get what you pay for... But I don't know anyone that struggles to make ends meet that has 6 grand to plop down onto an engine rebuild, lol.

    Thanks guys.
     
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  2. Husky44

    Husky44 Active Member

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    Wish I could give you some good input, but I'm not that smart on the new 5.0. Are you near an installation with a craft shop? The last few posts I was on had great craft shops with good folks there that have the know how to help you do the rebuild yourself, even if you've never done it before. Best way to save money, if it's an option.
     
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  3. Noobz347

    Noobz347 Stangnet Facilities Maint Tech... Er... Janitor Admin Dude

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