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How would could water on the block crack a rod?
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How would could water on the block crack a rod?
think about it....science class pops into mind.
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How would could water on the block crack a rod?
What happens when you have extreme heat, and suddenly, you drop the temperature?

I wouldn't lose all hope yet. Could be something simple.

Is the 3.0 OHV or SOHC? Never have looked into it.
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imagine taking a hot hot glass fresh out of the dishwasher...

load it full of ice and start filling it up with cold cold cola....

the glass explodes from the extreme difference in temperature.

this happened to my father....2 surgurys later, a few screws, and a couple tenden switches later...he's good to go.
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I think you could crack the block but not the rod with cold water on the block. I think he just sucked in water because he has no inner fenders and a K&N FIPK.
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no inner fenders and an open fipk intake. that's about the stupidest thing i've ever heard. put it upon himself if that's the case...
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Thanks for the kind words, Shane.............

I understand your mad cus you gotta drive to WA to get laid but seriously fool, kick back.
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not doggin on ya....but come on bro...
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Thanks for the kind words, Shane.............

I understand your mad cus you gotta drive to WA to get laid but seriously fool, kick back.
Did you seriously just say "kick back"? Is that some gangster language? What are you a gangster?
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I think we should run a massive shot of nitrous through the motor. Finish it! LOL You can make 400 horsepower for about 2 seconds.
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^^^ The best Idea I've heard yet. Maybe you can lucky and it's just a bad valve. I just think it's funny as hell you thought running an open filter with no inner fenders through the mud was a good Idea.
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I just drained the oil and its nothing but muddy water.

What's the best way to clean out the oil case?
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not doggin on ya....but come on bro...
It's all good. I ripped out the inner fenders awhile back. I'll just get something custom made. And yes you are doggin on me fool.

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Did you seriously just say "kick back"? Is that some gangster language? What are you a gangster?
Na man, I'm just from CA not MT.
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Alright I did the oil change and cleaned out everything and started it back up and recorded.



Any thoughts?
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to me....sounds like a valve is slappin' a piston....not a rod knock.
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Hey Shane, is that an easy fix? If we just pull the top of the engine off?
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Whatever dude.
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What do you guys think about this?

http://www.everdrive.com/partdetails.aspx?sku=4000714
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That just sucks. Why not go with a V8??

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I think a v8 would be just too much of a hassle. I'm not good enough with auto mechanics to try and take on a project like that so I know someone would charge me out the ***. Plus I'd have to get a tranny too. I just need somethng to direct swap cus this is my DD and the 3.0 really isn't that bad with my gears.
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think about it....science class pops into mind.
really?

Auto Mechanic class comes to mind. The rod has no direct contact with water unless he swapped in an open sump engine from 1910. It is in a bath of nice warm oil.
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I think a v8 would be just too much of a hassle. I'm not good enough with auto mechanics to try and take on a project like that so I know someone would charge me out the ***. Plus I'd have to get a tranny too. I just need somethng to direct swap cus this is my DD and the 3.0 really isn't that bad with my gears.
Buy a wrecked explorer with a straight frame and good engine and just move the body from your truck over.


oh yeah!
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Buy a wrecked explorer with a straight frame and good engine and just move the body from your truck over.


oh yeah!
Smog. Its tough out here.
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