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How to deal with dead engine

  • Rebuild current engine (95 4.6 V8, 60K)

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  • replacement engine?

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My little brother (Tx_Cat) screwed up his car, chitloads of white smoke comes out of the tailpipes. After routine diagnostics (very think oil on dispstick, smell of antifreeze everywhere) I came to the conclusion that a head gasket (or both) decided to quit on him.

So now, question is:

a) rebuild current engine?

b) replace engine?

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Is it even worth considering an engine rebuild? This is a stock 95 cougar 4.6 V8 with 60K at the time of meltdown. If a replacement engine is considered, which one?
02 explorer engine comes to mind, if someone can chime in, it will be greately appreciated it.

Thanks for the replies.

JC
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i already talk to ur bro i told him what he should do, its a waste of time fixing that engine a explorer engine is what he should get he was also talking about fixing it and sellin it to get a stang but fix it right with a explorer engine and keep it .


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mark 8 swap....02 xplorer motor...gt motor....your pick....just get a diffrent engine in there...i myself would lean towards the Aluminum explorer/mountaineer swap
 

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hey 96_4.6_mn12 where in El Paso are you? I'm also from here maybe we can meet so I could help you out. TXCat is also from here
 

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JURGEN:

Yeah he told me he talked to you. Im just trying to find the fastest way to get him back on the road. I might swap a 96 engine in there and get rid of the car altogether. Never have we had such bad luck with a Ford.

JoeyICU:

Thanks for the suggestions, dont think we wanna drop so much money and effort into putting a 4V on that car, besides, I have my MK to get my fix :D

mn12xr7:

Im right across Montwood HS, Tx_Cat is my little bro, hence the double post; I just wanna get him on the road ASAP so that I dont have to play choffeur for long...

:rolleyes:

Thanks to all guys,

JC
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mn12xr7:

Im right across Montwood HS, Tx_Cat is my little bro, hence the double post; I just wanna get him on the road ASAP so that I dont have to play choffeur for long...

:rolleyes:

Thanks to all guys,

JC
El Paso TX [/B]
Thats the love of a brother :D.. Can't beat that uh?:rolleyes:
 
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