New Motor?

Discussion in '1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk-' started by mustanggt3685, Mar 27, 2006.


  1. mustanggt3685

    mustanggt3685 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2005
    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    hey guys,

    I am considering dropping a new motor in my stang. The reason i say this is because I have around 105K on this one and am unsure if I want to continue to pour money into mods on this one. How does the 4.6L hold up over time? Right now I want to do cams, as they are one of the main reasons the 96-98's are under-powered. But would it be worth the time and money? The body is in great shape as well as the suspension. The tranny is holding up quite well too. So if I were to find a new motor should I just buy a PI one or switch to a 3 or 4 valve? Looking for some opinions...:SNSign:
    #1
  2. topless98gt

    topless98gt Adhesive Feces

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2005
    Messages:
    667
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    17
    I have a little over 200,000 on my motor and it's still strong, showing no signs of age. But if you swap, I'd suggest the 03 Cobra setup.
    #2
  3. shallowreef

    shallowreef New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2005
    Messages:
    343
    Showcase:
    54
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
  4. poorcollegekid

    poorcollegekid Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2005
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    very stout. i tore mine apart right before i sold it and there was no sign of oil anywhere it shouldnt be. everything was solid. but why buy a new motor? do a h/c and haved the internals replaced to drop compression and do a 2.2 or a 1.7 kb. thats just my two cents. the 4.6 is solid so dont let that be your fear.
    #4
  5. jasonh_86

    jasonh_86 I

    Joined:
    May 20, 2005
    Messages:
    2,003
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    48
  6. poorcollegekid

    poorcollegekid Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2005
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    jason, who's the +1 to? 03 cobra setup or h/c and a kb?
    #6

Share This Page