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    What punctures oil pans?

    hi - appreciate all the help i've gotten passively from this forum over the years, but i have a question i'm hoping i can get some help with... went to move my T/A ws6 tonight, and heard a really bad crack noise as it started up. engine has been well-maintained, has correct fluid levels, etc, and drove without any problems several days this week. when i looked underneath, it appeared something was ejected through the lower front part of the oil pan. Any thoughts on what broke before i take it in? the engine is completely stock. Did I throw a connecting rod?

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    thanks in advance
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    By the looks of it might have thrown a rod
    Hoping the best for you, really sucks to see something like that happen. You didn't see any parts laying around maybe?

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    Ouch...broken rod would be my guess. Sorry man.

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    Yeah the rod bolts on these engines are a weak point,that sucks big time.

    Get yourself a 6.0L truck engine without AFM.

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    thanks. a new LS1 will be on its way shortly... . any ideas where i might be able to sell the old one to recover at least some of the costs? getting rid of it whole is probably preferable unless its a huge difference parting it out. i'm in the VA/DC area.

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    Ouch! Condolences on your loss. Quickest fix would be a short block and transfer over everything else.

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    yeah what jeff said, the cheapest short block would be a 5.3 and just transfer your ls1 parts, like head, intake and stuff to your new block, or you can get a ls1 short block as well and do the same, that's the lowest, as for the sale of your engine, if you throw a rod is pretty much total, you can tear it apart to see the damage if you really want to sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickm View Post
    thanks. a new LS1 will be on its way shortly... . any ideas where i might be able to sell the old one to recover at least some of the costs? getting rid of it whole is probably preferable unless its a huge difference parting it out. i'm in the VA/DC area.
    Blown motor is not worth to part out. Stock heads and LS1 intake are not sought out often unless a guy with a 5.3 truck motor is looking to get LS1 parts. All of the internals like the CAM and crank along with the pistons are most likely trashed. Look for a metal recycle yard and see how much they will offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickm View Post
    thanks. a new LS1 will be on its way shortly... . any ideas where i might be able to sell the old one to recover at least some of the costs? getting rid of it whole is probably preferable unless its a huge difference parting it out. i'm in the VA/DC area.
    Since you're local to me, if you need help with the car let me know. Engines are expensive enough and paying someone to do the motor swap is going to probably double the total cost.

    PM or email me and we can talk it over.

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