General Maintenance & Repairs - Tried to start, then clunk and hole in block.
10-08-2009, 10:59 PM
I have a 2001 10th anniversary Firehawk. Seems it just crapped out on me. Tried to start it to go to work. It turned over then made a loud clunk. There is a hole in the block on the driver side. Ran fine a week ago. Came back from vacation and this happens. Oh did I forget to mention during vacation I totaled my raptor at the dunes and screwed my leg up. Anyway looking for an explination so at least I may know why this happened. I am also looking for another motor to swap in LS1 or something better. Is there any good write ups on LQ4 swaps. What else fits. I love my car and don't have a lot of money so I will be very thankfull for any suggestions.:bang::chug:
10-08-2009, 11:11 PM
Just give it to me lol, idk about the swaps but good luck man
10-08-2009, 11:40 PM
find another ls1.. but it wont be cheap.. maybe you can buy a used shortblock and swap over everything else? Im sure you still have alot of good usable parts.
10-09-2009, 12:23 AM
Try your insurance. I've seen where people get insurance to help them. You might end up with the long end of the stick in this situation.(mods)!
10-09-2009, 12:48 AM
Yeah, try insurance, it does work sometimes. Tell them you slammed a pot hole and you started hearing a clunk, when you pulled over it stalled and you saw a hole in the block. Just find a good pot hole to blame it on.
I'll be selling my current 427ci engine pretty soon, when my new engine is done. BUT...I'm gonna take it out and have it torn down and gone through from top to bottom...then have it rebored out to 4.125 so it'll then be a 440ci. Then have my builder put it back together with all new bearings, rings and gaksets....basically a new motor. I was gonna auction it off to the highest bidder. Cola crank, it'll get new Wiseco 4.125 pistons, it has Manley rods. Only thing it needs to be a 600+ RWHP engine is better heads, intake and TB. It'll make an easy 500 RWHP when its rebuilt with the current heads/intake/TB.
Just in case you want a big giant stroker motor..........it'll be one big ass bolt-on mod :lol:
10-09-2009, 06:25 AM
mayb a connecting rod. i had the same problem with my 2002 z28. car was fine one day then the next day it made this awful clanking noise withing the blow. thought it was the flywheel but then looked in oil pan and saw metal shavings and looked above oil pan and saw nice little indents where connecting rode broke off and hit. motor only has 60k miles
10-09-2009, 06:48 AM
Was the car sitting outside? Was it raining? I know every fbody i've ouwned leaked water arounbd the cowling onto the top of the engine when it rained. It can find its way past the fuel injectors and fill a cylinder with water. Then you try to start it and you have a mess. Look for signs of water in the intake or a cylinder. I always seal the cowling and check it in the rain to be sure its not leaking water.
10-09-2009, 12:05 PM
maybe it dropped a valve??
10-09-2009, 01:06 PM
Well it is destroyed none the less. I was trying to post for a wanted motor, but it seems I am not active there yet. If anyone knows of a good motor to drop in let me know.
10-09-2009, 04:27 PM
sorry to hear about that.. im runnin in your same position just waisted all my cash on a ltr450 have a 00 ss rained its ass off yesterday, never had a problem with the car, went out turned the key today. made a loud clunk and it died, turned it over again fired up clunking like crazy, has antifreeze boiling out the exhaust, and i was left driving the old yota to class. sounds like were in the same boat
10-09-2009, 04:46 PM
What causes this, and is there a way to prevent?
10-09-2009, 04:47 PM
i have a short block that has been sitting around for awhile. you wouldhave to clean it up but no holes or anything... it ran when i took it out for my 408.