Hmm. sounds just like my '65 stang did in high school...sucked a valve (still have what's left of it). the eaiser fix at the time was a replacement 289 from the wrecking yard...should have sleved it, replaced the pistion and rod and done the head.thehulk said:I gotten a lot of good information from you guys by reading most of the posts, and I'm looking for some good advice now. It seems that I may have either broken my timing chain, or sucked a valve, or something else. Here's the description of what happened:
This morning driving to work, I noticed my truck idling funny after I got off the highway. It was kinda lopping at idle...I reved the engine and thought I should get the idle adjusted soon because it was idling rough.
Parked the truck for the day (work day). When I went to start it to go home (it was cold all day, about 20 degrees or so)...the starter engaged, turned over a for a few seconds and then I heard a loud grinding noise and the starter stopped dead and so did the engine. At first I thought it was a starter problem and tried to start it a few more times. Same thing...starter engages, then a grinding noise, starter stops...no start. :xcrybaby:
Obviously I've done some internal engine damage (to the head, valves, pistons...maybe even the pistons or all of the above), but can anyone out there give me an order a magnitude? I mean...has anyone ever experienced this? If they have or know what the problem might be from my description...do you know the costs involved? And if I did need to get a new head...would LC Engineering a good place to get it? Any knowledge is appreciated.
2.7 w/ automatic, 170k, no engine mods and oil change every 3-4k
I would pull the plugs and slide a fiberoptic camera into each cylinder...quicker and cheaper than pulling the head.