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Re: Water in engine

Thanks a lot man. Insurance says theyll take care of it but still havent heard from them since last thursday. When it stalled, it just bogged out, no weird noises or anything and when i tried to start it back up it would just make a click noise for about 20 minutes until i got it to start. If i dont hear anything from insurance tomorrow im going to give them a call and find out what the deal is. Im already expecting the worst and think it needs a new motor just from what I heard and all the oil that was leaking out of it while it was sitting.
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Re: Water in engine

Just heard from the adjuster from the insurance. They are not totaling it but instead, they are giving me a check of $4200 to fix the motor. The engine had internal damage and the block is cracked. Does anybody have any ideas on a place to get a remanufactured engine?
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Re: Water in engine

As mentioned previously, get a stroker! Or you could have a moderate cam (6.1 / Sidewinder / Spartan) and a blower put onto a new/reman engine.
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Just heard from the adjuster from the insurance. They are not totaling it but instead, they are giving me a check of $4200 to fix the motor. The engine had internal damage and the block is cracked. Does anybody have any ideas on a place to get a remanufactured engine?
Ahhh so you really did some damagae, must have sucked a decent amount of water in there (at least in comparison to the displacement) Well Id look at this like a small win or maybe a silver lining in this dark night! You're COVERED! haha And I dont know how they determined $4200 based on the engine damage? Is that an estimate on having the old motor repaired or what they have found replacement motors going for?

In my opinion, for $4200 you could grab a new bottom end and have it bored/stroked out (just for fun) But then you are looking at some more costs in getting the necessary pistons/rods as well as the headwork and the tuning. Anything is possible if you had some $ to throw on top, but the $4200 is not enough to do anything crazy really.

Another thing to look at is the future of the truck and your investment. Warranties/reliability/future value etc, all factors Id look at. Again its all up to you, but I think your best bet would be just have that bottom swapped out and rebuilt with whatever parts were salvaged as acceptable. Back to OEM will at least save you some or all of your $ and keep whatever warranty you have
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Re: Water in engine

I think it kinda is a win especially since I was covered. Im not sure how they determined the $4200 but I think it should be enough. Im not gonna do anything crazy with the motor even tho I have the opportunity. Im just gonna throw an OEM one in but im looking for a remanufactured one as opposed to a used one. I might not keep it after I fix it but that all depends on how it runs afterwards. Im not looking to spend more than my $4200 that Im gonna get so I think OEM would be my least expensive solution. Thanks for the suggestion tho, if I knew for sure I was gonna keep it for a long time, I would probably decide to build it up, but for now its just not worth it to me.
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I think it kinda is a win especially since I was covered. Im not sure how they determined the $4200 but I think it should be enough. Im not gonna do anything crazy with the motor even tho I have the opportunity. Im just gonna throw an OEM one in but im looking for a remanufactured one as opposed to a used one. I might not keep it after I fix it but that all depends on how it runs afterwards. Im not looking to spend more than my $4200 that Im gonna get so I think OEM would be my least expensive solution. Thanks for the suggestion tho, if I knew for sure I was gonna keep it for a long time, I would probably decide to build it up, but for now its just not worth it to me.

Absolutley agree, good choice, new motor is always nice treat
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Re: Water in engine

I think I'd do a little research before I jumped on this one. Hot Rod Magazine put a blower on a good used Hemi junk yard motor that they paid $1500 for. If you could find a rebuildable 4.7 core for that or less (which I would think you could), you may want to see what a local engine rebuilder would charge to do a rebuild for you. A few things that you could do relatively inexpensively that would make a world of difference in performance and economy is a cam and kit, ~$600, a good exhaust system, ~$ whatever you want to spend, and a Diablosport or Superchips Tuner, ~$300, unless you already have one. Guaranteed you'll want to keep it after you drove it then.
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Re: Water in engine

Thanks for the tips. I was planning on getting a Gibson exhaust system that I found for $330 part number 17404. I think its a good deal but what are some opinions. I was also thinking about putting a cam but I have to look into it first. What would be a good cam to put in, I am clueless when it comes to internal engine parts lol.
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Thanks for the tips. I was planning on getting a Gibson exhaust system that I found for $330 part number 17404. I think its a good deal but what are some opinions. I was also thinking about putting a cam but I have to look into it first. What would be a good cam to put in, I am clueless when it comes to internal engine parts lol.
I may be wrong but I think the High Output cam from the 2004's is a popular swap...
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I may be wrong but I think the High Output cam from the 2004's is a popular swap...
I was actually reading about that. Is it a simple swap such as take the cam out of my 2005 4.7 and put the H.O. cam from 2004 4.7? Do I have to upgrade any other parts? I dont want to get to serious with this rebuild, I want to keep it as simple as possible lol.
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Re: Water in engine

Sounds like you did ok with the insurance.Getting a check is the best because now you get to decide what to do. The H.O. cam swap is a good idea. I actually did it on a Dakota and it's a noticeable difference. It even helps the gas mileage a little, if you can keep your foot out of it. It's a straight up swap.On the older ones,you were better off changing the intake manifold,but '05 already has a good intake. Now if you really wanted more power,the H.O. heads and pistons would be great,but I heard the cams alone are about 15 hp.
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Sounds like you did ok with the insurance.Getting a check is the best because now you get to decide what to do. The H.O. cam swap is a good idea. I actually did it on a Dakota and it's a noticeable difference. It even helps the gas mileage a little, if you can keep your foot out of it. It's a straight up swap.On the older ones,you were better off changing the intake manifold,but '05 already has a good intake. Now if you really wanted more power,the H.O. heads and pistons would be great,but I heard the cams alone are about 15 hp.
Good info. Im going to talk to the mechanic that is putting the motor in and see if he can find some cams for me or if its hard for him to put them in. I dont have much time to look so ill see what i can do
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