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Bad rod bearing

Hey guys i made a post about a ticking noise on my car,took it to like 3 different shops and they told me its a rod bearing,i wanted to see if anyone knows what kind of engine i caN get for my 2000 mustang gt,i dont want to go stock,i wamt something with more power,i might as well since i need a new engine,if anyone knows where i can find a good engine for a decent price,if you guys can help me out,thanks

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must be something about 2000 GT's i'm just knee deep in replacing the rod bearings in mine. I blew it up right before my roadtrip down to the bay area
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My 2000 GT spun a bearing @ 45k miles. I had mine rebuilt with forged internals because I wanted to keep the Winsor. I still pray it never happens again.
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How do you know when you have a bad rod bearing. Like noises and how the car performans and runs? J/w trying to figure out what is wrong with mine. Werid noise I keep hearing.
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When you you hear a knoking noise kind of deep inside the engine and when you are pressing the gas pedal while gainning speed you don't really hear it becaue the rods are compressing. BUT when you lift that gas pedal you start hearing the knoking noise because usually the internals(rod bearings) are free or loose from compression. This usually happens for the cause of not taking care of your engine. #1 don't change cooling fluid. cooling parts start falling.#2 engine starts to overheat then makes the valve seals or guides to get worne out. #3 deposition of oil through valve guides then two months later your engine only has half of the oil than usual. #4 you burn rubber not enough oil and starts to make the internals such as rod bearing since its the part where it makes more of the power.
And yes a lot of power is gone I'll say you loose about 50 hp per rod bearing.

If your eninge is knoking it doesn't mean you need to replace all. Just keep doing tune ups and check if needed every 2 weeks. Sometimes all that is needed is new rod bearings. Just check your crank shaft and if is not scratch you can re use it. if its scratch cut will be needed or new crank. Is so easy to rebuild those 4.6 engines.

I also replace my rod bearings was knoking for about 2 or 3 months it got worse and replace the rod bearings and I did wanted to keep the windsor for its stronger crank compare to romeo's. Dam...After paying my car I'm going internal forged for supercharger.

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When you you hear a knoking noise kind of deep inside the engine and when you are pressing the gas pedal while gainning speed you don't really hear it becaue the rods are compressing. BUT when you lift that gas pedal you start hearing the knoking noise because usually the internals(rod bearings) are free or loose from compression. This usually happens for the cause of not taking care of your engine. #1 don't change cooling fluid. cooling parts start falling.#2 engine starts to overheat then makes the valve seals or guides to get worne out. #3 deposition of oil through valve guides then two months later your engine only has half of the oil than usual. #4 you burn rubber not enough oil and starts to make the internals such as rod bearing since its the part where it makes more of the power.
And yes a lot of power is gone I'll say you loose about 50 hp per rod bearing.

If your eninge is knoking it doesn't mean you need to replace all. Just keep doing tune ups and check if needed every 2 weeks. Sometimes all that is needed is new rod bearings. Just check your crank shaft and if is not scratch you can re use it. if its scratch cut will be needed or new crank. Is so easy to rebuild those 4.6 engines.

I also replace my rod bearings was knoking for about 2 or 3 months it got worse and replace the rod bearings and I did wanted to keep the windsor for its stronger crank compare to romeo's. Dam...After paying my car I'm going internal forged for supercharger.
Thank I know what ur saying im pretty sure that mine are good now. I don't have crap for money and I need my car so thank god. pshh I wish my 4.6L was supercharged dang that would be sweet.
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