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Old 04-30-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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Broken Timing Belt on my SVT

My timing belt broke and the Ford tech said that all the valves in the engine are bent and the piston head had mushroomed, damaging the cylinder in the process. Is there any way to salvage the engine or should I go ahead and go with the Ford Techs advice and have them find and drop in a used SVT engine.

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Old 04-30-2013, 06:43 PM   #2
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I would check the cost of a rebuild before you have a used motor dropped in. The thing about a used motor is that you don't know the actual mileage on it and you don't know if that timing belt has been changed either. So in the end, it could end up costing you more than it would to rebuild your motor.
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Is it used or remanufactured? Remanufactured might come with warranty.
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The Ford Tech said that it'd be a used engine, didn't mention as to whether or not it is re-manufactured. I'm still in the stage of trying to figure out what would be more advantages, cost-wise; either to drop a used/re-manufactured motor in or have mine bored and rebuilt.

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Well the thing is if you plan on doing anything with the car later like turbo or any other type of forced induction. It would be more cost effective to have the motor built now than later. At least you would be able to have it built to your specifications pertaining to your future needs.

But if you are just going to keep it for daily driving use and not doing anything. A used motor would probably be cheaper but then you also run into that thing as to whether it was a well maintained motor or not. You would also probably want to change the timing belt, water pump and other accessories just to be on the safe side.
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Well the thing is if you plan on doing anything with the car later like turbo or any other type of forced induction. It would be more cost effective to have the motor built now than later. At least you would be able to have it built to your specifications pertaining to your future needs.

But if you are just going to keep it for daily driving use and not doing anything. A used motor would probably be cheaper but then you also run into that thing as to whether it was a well maintained motor or not. You would also probably want to change the timing belt, water pump and other accessories just to be on the safe side.
This is great advice. Make sure to ask about a warranty as well if you go with the used motor. Above all else if going the used route, make 110% sure the ENTIRE timing assembly is replaced.
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So, I just got off the phone with the Ford Tech and he is saying it'll be $5,400 to drop in a used motor with 80,000 miles on it and 1 year warranty. Does anyone know rough figures for a engine rebuild, off the top of their head, or should I just part ways with the car. I'm willing to spend a decent chunk of change for the car, I love it, but $5,400 is a bit steep for me.

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So, I just got off the phone with the Ford Tech and he is saying it'll be $5,400 to drop in a used motor with 80,000 miles on it and 1 year warranty. Does anyone know rough figures for a engine rebuild, off the top of their head, or should I just part way with the car. I'm willing to spend a decent chunk of change for the car, I love it, but $5,400 is a bit steep for me.

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Thats $1000 more than I paid for my SVT with taxes and tags ...
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You are getting ripped off sir. That job shouldn't run more than 2400 or so. I would check around to a few other shops. See what it would run with them.
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