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    Blew up my motor at 160,000 :)

    I finally did it blewup the motor on my 2000 STS. Having it rebuilt as we speak. New Struts, motor, radiator system, new transmission and catalytic converter my car is going to be brand new I am so excited to have a 2000 sts back to new. I cannot wait to get it back on Monday and see what it was like to have the full power of the car. I am so Excited and the best part is my shop is giving me a hugh discount since I am doing this all at once. I will send pics of the car when she is done and send in all the dyno tests if they let me have them. if you live in Phoenix by metro mall check out the CaddiShop on 28 and Cactus this is what I think of this shop

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    Re: Blew up my motor at 160,000 :)

    Thats a positive way of looking at it, what the total cost? I always wondered if my engine went, how hard it would be to put in a LS2 or something similar.

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    Re: Blew up my motor at 160,000 :)

    I am thinking it is going to cost me 6,000 not too sure until I get the bill.

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    Re: Blew up my motor at 160,000 :)

    What happened? What do you mean by "Blew it up"? Throw a rod?

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    Re: Blew up my motor at 160,000 :)

    It ws a head gasket and lower crank case that blew out.

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    Re: Blew up my motor at 160,000 :)

    So where you pushing it hard all the time or was this just a normal driving car with the occassional WOT run?

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    Re: Blew up my motor at 160,000 :)

    Oh, OK. I would not consider a gasket failure as "blowing the motor up". To me that involves flying shrapnel.

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    Re: Blew up my motor at 160,000 :)

    I push my 156,000 mile N* hard almost everyday. WOT at least once a day, mainly cause I can't get enough of it. Is this something I shouldn't be doing? I figured it wasn't a problem because all I keep reading on here is how N*s are meant to be ran hard.

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    Re: Blew up my motor at 160,000 :)

    He said the lower crankcase blew out - that implies far more than a head gasket - either a rod broke/spun a bearing and/or the head gasket leak became so great that the engine hydrolocked a cylinder with disastrous results.

    If the oil pan/half case/cylinder block is holed or cracked, you now have no core exchange, so you need to go to Jake (97EldoCoupe, the stud man ^^^) or call Jasper or one of the other rebuilders and obtain an entire engine.

    The 2000+ roller cam follower VIN 9 engine series will fit, but the swap will NOT be inexpensive. I have no opinions as to what caused the engine to blow, but you'll have to admit that it WAS a high-mileage unit. That said, if you're in the habit of running an engine, any engine, hard consistently the maintenance standard becomes more than oil/filter every 5,000 miles. Heavy duty low restriction filtration and high additive load oil packages, in the viscosities recommended for your engine are critical in keeping a high-revving engine together.

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    Re: Blew up my motor at 160,000 :)

    Yea I run her pretty hard especially when those BMW 3 series try to race me I have been trying to run her into the ground so I could build her back up all at once. I know that sounds but it is easier..

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    Re: Blew up my motor at 160,000 :)

    Quote Originally Posted by submariner409 View Post
    He said the lower crankcase blew out - that implies far more than a head gasket - either a rod broke/spun a bearing and/or the head gasket leak became so great that the engine hydrolocked a cylinder with disastrous results.

    If the oil pan/half case/cylinder block is holed or cracked, you now have no core exchange, so you need to go to Jake (97EldoCoupe, the stud man ^^^) or call Jasper or one of the other rebuilders and obtain an entire engine.

    The 2000+ roller cam follower VIN 9 engine series will fit, but the swap will NOT be inexpensive. I have no opinions as to what caused the engine to blow, but you'll have to admit that it WAS a high-mileage unit. That said, if you're in the habit of running an engine, any engine, hard consistently the maintenance standard becomes more than oil/filter every 5,000 miles. Heavy duty low restriction filtration and high additive load oil packages, in the viscosities recommended for your engine are critical in keeping a high-revving engine together.
    That would certainly qualify as a "blowing it up". I thought he was talking about gaskets.

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    Re: Blew up my motor at 160,000 :)

    Pictures of the aftermath would be entertaining!

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    Re: Blew up my motor at 160,000 :)

    DYNANITE!!!!

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    Re: Blew up my motor at 160,000 :)

    here are all the pics of my car as they worked on it and the end result.
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    Re: Blew up my motor at 160,000 :)

    Sorry I did not get any pics of the car when she was smoking I was not thinking about that ( I was thinking OMFG ) but they were able to salvage the block and heads so it wasn't as bad as I thought, the cost to repair everything I said above was 4,275 the block the pistons and the crank shaft was fine but there was this thing that had all the chains hooked to had almost snapped. and there was something else that broke I know I suck at information about a motor but that is not my field of work my field is IT.

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