escape05xls wrote:Stangc427 wrote:Hi I'm new to the forum and looking for a little help. I love your write up and Im neck deep in the same repair.
Everything went smooth until the wrist pins walked out of the bores and destroyed the block on my fresh rebuild. Machine shop (who was very reputeable mind you) threw up there hands and offered me a kind hearted Im sorry. All four Pins walked out in the same direction and gouged all four cylinders. This happened in less then 100 miles!
Anyway, Im back to square one and Escape blocks/motors are crazy expensive plus Im in for a lot of money in parts already. What all would it take to use a Fusion 2.3? You mentioned staying away from VVT versions but I think they all were. Does an intake came swap from my Escape cure it or would that entail and entire head swap, which Im not opposed to. I just need a quick and reasonable solution for a new bottom end. Hind sight being 20/20 I would have gone with a reman motor for $2500 and warranty. Thanks
Can you just find a used one from a wrecked escape/tribute/mar with no engine damage?
Anything I have found even with high miles for the Esc/Tri/Mar is $1500 or more. Ive tried 5 salvage yards local and there prices are the same. Craigslist was the same story. None of the salvage yards will sell me the block or shortblock only either. If I didnt have a whole pile of brand new 2.3 parts that I cant return I would go 2.0 swap in a heart beat. I would even buy an entire car for the right price and part it out minus the motor to get myself back to even.