Think I Threw a Rod....

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Hi dtech,

I wonder if the con rod snapped and thus no oil pressure as the big end was still attached to the rod journal Then the motor was 3 cylinder for a moment, re the noise and a rod piece exiting the oil pan before op had a clue what happened. That also implies the block is trash as it is unlikely the cylinder wall was left unblemished beyond repair.

There is a reason I ran Carrillo rods in my race engines....

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Have to assume that Ford probably has a very good idea of what part is likely to fail under high load conditions - perhaps a connecting rod or excessive force on a bearing. Seems like most on here are wishing it turns out well for the OP and he is appreciative of that.
It is pretty amazing how sophisticated mfg processes and quality control is today, as well as very accurate/capable design with all the programs and computer modeling.





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Thanks everyone for thoughts and process.. Never had a motor blow on me before, so I’m just puzzled... I’ll be contacting 5 Star, to see what they say about the warranty etc... When I receive pics etc, I’ll post them... Tried calling them this morning, think the cold front coming through, has everyone staying home... We have snow in League City TX :oops:
 

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Tried calling them this morning, think the cold front coming through, has everyone staying home... We have snow in League City TX :oops:
hearty chuckles I haven't seen the grass since beginning of december. I really hope this gets sorted out. if not, all I can say is bigger ecoboost built for hard core tuning no replacement for displacement
 

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My son in law's brother has a 2019 mustang 5.0 putting almost 800 HP to the ground...he has his next block picked out because he knows it just a matter of time with how he drives an drag races his car. He's always looking for more power but he can't get what he has to the ground. He had less than 300 miles on it when he voided the warranty putting long tube headers an hi flow x pipe on it an the hunt for more started.

hope the OP gets some relief with the warranties. When I looked the specs of the block over I was disappointed to see they don't have forged pistons.
 

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I have to say, I'm impressed with OP's attitude through his ordeal. His statement of knowing it's a pay-to-play game is refreshing in a day where people like to point fingers. I hope for him that 5 Star takes care of him and it's kind of sad but understandable why Ford would dip out on this.
 
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Just spoke with 5 Star Tuning, and told them that Ford blames “All the Mods” as I asked what specific “MOD” caused my engine to fail... also told 5 Star that I purchased their warranty... I was put on hold, and told them, I don’t believe it’s the tune... he pulled up my data etc... they’ll get back to me within an hour and a half... Excellent Customer Service... Ford is still crickets, on what exact “MOD” killed the engine...
 

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Ford is still crickets, on what exact “MOD” killed the engine...
because they know the next move is yours....
and to get anything from them, it wont be solved in emails or phone calls, unless they are through a lawyer unfortunately.
 

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Out of curiosity how much is a crate motor for one of these things now a days?
 
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Out of curiosity how much is a crate motor for one of these things now a days?
Me to LMAO in case this goes South for me... labor and install etc... just round about figures etc...
 

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i wouldnt be surprised if its a $5000 US cost for the engine alone
Someone on here quite a while back said $6500. Im not sure where they got that from though.
 

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Someone on here quite a while back said $6500. Im not sure where they got that from though.
should just get a hopped up mustang ecoboost at that point
why be reasonable now? lets go for the top rung LOL
 

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That's actually less than I was expecting.
 

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