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Old 11-19-2018, 09:03 PM
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Oweeeeee….. Well at least you know now....
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Old 11-20-2018, 07:59 AM
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To op - sorry to see this.

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So was this just a coincidence or did the engine hydrolock/backfire from excess fuel?

Mine hydrolocked from methanol accumulation in the cold side pipes to throttlebody, but sounded exactly the same on startup when it knocked a rod thru the side of the block (#8).

I didn't continue to try to start it however, creating more carnage. But, still ruined the cam. Heads are ok.
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Old 11-20-2018, 01:28 PM
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I'm not exactly sure how to check for hrydrolock, to definitively tell if that is what it is...

I will say, that if it was coincidence. It would have to be equal to getting struck by lightning. This thing ran fantastic, until I swapped fuel rails. And only idled for close to 20 seconds.

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Old 11-20-2018, 02:18 PM
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I know what it feels like, though.

A $26.50 pressure check valve would have stopped mine from hydrolocking.
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Old 11-20-2018, 04:30 PM
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I think it was running fine as you say, but had a piston that was on borrowed time(cracked, etc.) for whatever reason.
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Old 11-20-2018, 10:53 PM
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Yeah. It was running great. Had a small drip from the fuel rail on the pressure valve. That's it. 36,000 miles.....
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Old 11-24-2018, 01:15 PM
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Anybody know what someone will pay for a '10 SS with 36,xxx and no engine? It's a 2SS RS, auto. I am considering selling it for what I still owe and starting over. But, I will lose ALL the equity put in (about the price of a stroker long block). What would you do?

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Old 11-26-2018, 11:03 AM
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:48 AM
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Make the decision that it will be a keeper or NOT. That's what I decided with my 98 Z28 - owned since new and now twenty years old. Yes I recently hydrolocked the stock engine too and replaced it with a TSP LQ9 built for boost long block.

Losing all of your equity is the same dollar wise as a new crate engine or good low mile used engine with some cash left over. That said - equity and cash aren't the same.

Equity turns into cash, however, when you trade or upgrade and then lose it with taxes, insurance, payments, or by drawing down a savings account. It my town, it costs $400 just to walk in and buy a car - stealerdealership fee.

Ultimately, it's your decision. There are pros and cons whatever you do.
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