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This is a discussion on Say bye bye!!! within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Today I started my car... Sounded fine for about 5 seconds and then boom the motor became toast! My rear ...

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    Say bye bye!!!

    Today I started my car... Sounded fine for about 5 seconds and then boom the motor became toast! My rear main seal went bad and the motor ran dry. I guess we all learn some way. Dont know what to do now but suggestions are welcome. I'm really bummed cause I love my car but i just might have to sell it as a parts car.

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    Ouch. Sorry to hear. LS6 maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    Ouch. Sorry to hear. LS6 maybe?
    How much do you think that would be???

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    I've seen long blocks new for around $3k or so. You may be able to find a used one cheaper - or you could get a used LS1 from a junkyard for around $1k or so - plus you can use many parts off your toasted motor too.

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    Yeah Where would i go to get a new ls6 tho
    I just googled and found nothing

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    Can't post the direct link - there is a place called crate engine depot - they carry a decent deal on the LS6 long block. Or google "LS6 crate engine" - you'll get a ton of finds there.

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    ok thanks man

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    Or go to the sponsors section and look through this
    http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/
    ls-6 longblock is $3500

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    whats the difference between a long block and a shortblock

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10spokess View Post
    whats the difference between a long block and a shortblock
    Short blocks are just the engine block itself. Long blocks have almost everything already installed - usually you just need to add intake, exhaust, and your accessories ie. a/c, power steering and such. Short blocks are good if you just need the block for building. If you know exactly what is trashed on yours, you could just pick up a LS1 short block - if yours is trashed, and whatever else got fried, and use the rest of the parts that are still good on your motor, to complete the short block.

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    That was helpful i thinkn i might pick up a ls6 longblock and then cam and build it up now my pacesetter lt's came in a day late lol i wish i knew what they sounded like

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    I dunno if Spaz has any soundclips. He runs an LS-6 with cam/LTs. PM him.

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    Sorry to hear that spokes... Perhaps instead of replacing with an LS6 or LS1, consider a LQ9 or LQ4 iron block. You can probably pick them up cheaper and then you can build them too the moon!!! I believe you can squeeze 408 cubic inches out of it when all the boring and stroking is done.

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    ..try googling.."Cleveland Pick a Part"..they have a lot of F-body stuff..or you can allways rebuild..good luck..

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    I was just looking at a LQ9 actually that 408 sounds so mean on youtube... I think we might have a winner

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    tough luck man, just don't give up. time to upgrade. you may still be able to rebuild what you have. stroker crank and forged pistons is the route i'd take if possible.

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    I really want to put a lot more power in it but then i have to change the rear end and then the transmission and then the girlfriend gets unhappy lol

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    Sorry to hear about the ss but hey look at the bright side a rason to go bigger ci! I'm waiting for mine to go blow so I can go 402/8 NA and try and lift the fronts off the ground
    Good luck!

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    I was talking to a shop today and they said they would cut me a break and charge me only 1500 dollars to put the motor in and everything. does this sound like a good deal or no???

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10spokess View Post
    I was talking to a shop today and they said they would cut me a break and charge me only 1500 dollars to put the motor in and everything. does this sound like a good deal or no???
    Sounds like a bad deal, I have been quoted around $900-1,200 for minor engine swaps. Some of them even offered to buy the engine back if it's something of intrest. If you can get the car high enough off the ground, it's not to hard to do your self. But not something you can do in the parking lot... Be sure you have a nice garage.

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