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I was wondering what the going cost it is to get the rings and possibly pistons changed. Just a rough idea is all I need. Thanks! :D
 

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Yea just call some local shops. It def shouldnt go over $1000 if u drop off the block ready to go.
 

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damn... if its is going to be that expensive i might as well get a new motor ;) thanks guys
 

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I went down to a recommended shop today to ask about mine, which are burning oil these days. I guess I'm just getting sick of puffing blue smoke everywhere and getting whiffs of the smell in the car with the windows down. The guys at the shop told me there's no way to replace the rings on the 4.6 without getting a new engine. My b.s. meter spiked up into the red, but I kept my mouth shut because I've been wrong before and I'm not the kind of guy to walk into another person's shop and tell them they're miseducated. What do you guys think? It sounds a little suspect to me, but at the same time if it's going to be that much money, I might as well put up with a little blue smoke.
 

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Most 4.6 blocks I have pulled apart the bores are still perfect but the rings are all gunked up pretty bad. Dip the pistons in a jug of carb cleaner for about an hour, scrape the crud out with an old ring, polish the top, scotchbrite the sides, reinstall.
 

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I'm not about to pull that block apart. Some guys at the shop told me to try non-detergent oil. I was a little dubious, as it says on the container "not to be used on vehicles produced after 1930", but what the heck, I got the car for $500, so I dumped a quart in to see what would happen.
 

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Honestly whast the point of pulling a motor that far apart and not going the extra mile to have it refurbished. The 4.6l uses a ton of gaskets which can add up as well. If you have a need to pull the pistons it means there is a larger problem to be dealt with. I wouldn't bother to re ring a worn engine.

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NuclearSymphony said:
I'm not about to pull that block apart. Some guys at the shop told me to try non-detergent oil. I was a little dubious, as it says on the container "not to be used on vehicles produced after 1930", but what the heck, I got the car for $500, so I dumped a quart in to see what would happen.

Don't listen to another thing he says then, non detergent oil is for chain saws only. You actually want more detergent to clean rings out.
 

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Hmm, well, that's one vote each way. I guess I'll wait to see if the quart I put in has any effect. Honestly, if it's just going to puff blue smoke (like a chainsaw lol) no matter what I do, it's not the end of the world. The chip needs reburning, maybe that will cure it. All the feedback is greatly appreciated, although I feel bad about 'jacking the thread!

Erik
 
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