blown engine..not sure what to do :S plz help
Ok well I just baught a 1992 ford crown vic (v8 4.6L) a few months ago with
aprx. 100k km on it. I foolishly :doh: procrastinated getting an oil
change and blew the engine :banghead: . now im not sure what to do :ohcrap:
... I am a student there for im somewhat limited :2cents: wise however i
need a vehichle. so far ive placed together the following options:
a) Get the engine rebuilt for $2200-$3700 (CND dollars)
b) Buy a used engine (found one for $600 w/ 150k km on it and compression tested and suposedly in farely good con.) and transplant.
c) do option b and then sell the car and buy sumthing else.
d) attempt to sell the car as is.
Keep in mind the rest of the car is in mint condition inside and out with many new parts. Please let me know what you guys think i should do.
I'd buy a rebuilt engine.
I'd go for a rebuilt engine.
Btw, I have doubts that procrastinating a little on changing the oil after you recently bought this car would cause an engine failure, unless you were critically low on oil. Chances are the engine was headed for a failure when you bought it, although you probably can't do anything about that now.
rebuilt it or buy a used one and that way, in the future if u decide to sell it, you would be able to!
Buy a used engine and do an engine transplant, especially if the AOD or
AODE tranny is in good shape and does not shudder much on a 3-4 up or down
shift or wheh the torque converter engeges. A rebuilt engine is OK if it
came from a 1995 or earlier. The 4.6 was redesigned in 1996 and is has
thinner metal between cylinders (this was also the year the 4.6L was
blessed with the plastic intake manifold which cracked @ 65k miles) - many
commercial rebuilders are leary of building this engine.
Missing an oil change for a thousand miles or so did not kill your 1992 Crown Vic.