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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-03-2016 Thread Starter
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2001 Cobra SVT help

so, I'm thinking on purchasing / bringing back to life a 2001 Mustang Cobra, somewhat low miles, interior is clean but needs a little body work. A real Cobra though. The guy wants $3,000 cash but he says the head gasket is blown, which is why the 4v engine won't turn over or turn on. is this worth the purchase? do you guys think that it's just a blown head gasket or likely to be something warped/ or even a cracked cylinder? need some advice. like heavy heavy advice. and not just some rambling about mustangs.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-04-2016
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When it comes to headgaskets, it's important to verify if coolant has entered the crankcase. If not, there should still be a chance of fixing it with just some top-end work.

HOWEVER in this case, what really worries me is its inability to turn over. If a headgasket is the reason for this, I fear that it may be hydrolocked, and you're looking at pulling the whole engine out.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017
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I know its been awhile but id be interested in this, could you pass the sellers information on to me? 517-915-8796. Ive been looking for a cobra project in the 3k price range! Thanks!!
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