At 68000 miles i would go for new motor with that low a mileage the truck is easily worth about $7,000-$10,000 depending on specs and body condition but with a blown motor maybe a third of that figure. So if your looking at 3500 to fix it seems well worth the investment to me anyway even if you sold it after you still make a bit of money off of it. Also if it was leaking if it was driven with low oil that probably caused whatever damage there is also a weak point on that motor is the camshaft synchronizer it uses a nylon gear that meshes with the metal cam gear causing it to wear prematurely mine went at 60,000 and that shaft drives the oil pump so if you get a new motor get a good aftermarket shaft to reduce the risk of another failure I've got 100,000 on my replacement now and not a bit of trouble.
New DD-2009 Ford Mustang GT/CS candy apple red.
(sold)2003 XLT Tan 3.0L V6 5-speed, Lots of mods.
Last edited by pearlkid9988; 11-25-2013 at 10:38 PM.