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    Broken Valve Spring

    I broke a valve spring at low rpm so i don't think I have much damage, but the question is do I only replace the broken one or all 16? Maybe a cam in the future, so what is a diecent set of springs for a reasonable price.

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    Personally Id go ahead and replace them all. Ive already been in that situation and unfortunately it caused more damage. About $2k worth of damage.

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    I broke 3 at once and had no damage, mine was under warrenty so they were replaced for free. Mine was 5min after a race with a modded z28.

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    I broke 2 one day and the damn thing only had 40,000 miles on it! The weird thing was they broke when I wasn't even hammering on it. I took it to the dealership and had them replace all of them because I figured it would be better to go with original parts but I will be damned if I didnt drop a valve 3 weeks later....I ended up having go through the whole motor!!!!! I hope you have better luck than I did........

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    Ok so I was driving the shit out of it, but if it wasn't supposed to turn 6500rpm the factory should have set the rev limiter at 5500 instead. It didn't break while ragging it but at low rpm soon after. I ordered a set of factory springs for now,but if it did bend the valve, I will pull the heads and install new valves, springs, and a cam.

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    Heads and cam might make that thing keep up with the new mustangs! Good LUCK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxLS1 View Post
    Heads and cam might make that thing keep up with the new mustangs! Good LUCK!
    What the hell have you been smoking!? The new Mustang GT has less power and weighs more than a C5. If your talking about the GT500 then its a different story but you might want to specify that next time. The new V6 Camaro is more competition for the Mustang GT than the C5 is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Q View Post
    Ok so I was driving the shit out of it, but if it wasn't supposed to turn 6500rpm the factory should have set the rev limiter at 5500 instead. It didn't break while ragging it but at low rpm soon after. I ordered a set of factory springs for now,but if it did bend the valve, I will pull the heads and install new valves, springs, and a cam.


    Holding it on the rev limiter is just asking for trouble...You must watch the Fast and the Furious! I bet you have the tail pipes that light up from pepboy's!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxLS1 View Post
    Holding it on the rev limiter is just asking for trouble...You must watch the Fast and the Furious! I bet you have the tail pipes that light up from pepboy's!!!
    Racing to redline shouldnt be a problem, holding it there maybe but def not going to it.

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