How exactly does one blow a VK56? I ran NOS for 25 seconds and froze my solenoids open and dumped nos into my engine at idle for nearly a full bottle!!! still didnt blow it.
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From what I've read, you have to stick with 04-06 (if it's gas) or 05-06 (if it's Flex Fuel). I am curious to know what might be involved as far as retrofitting an 07+ motor into 04-06...what might be required as far as wiring/sensors is concerned.
Yeah, that ^^^. If you can't get a 5.6 from a boneyard pretty cheap, might as well go the LS swap route. If you do, put a bowtie in the grill.
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I'm in the same boat right now, my motor ran fine but kept blowing up radiators. Thought it was head gasket so I started to take the heads off-cracked block. Cheapest I've been seeing motors is $1600. Check car-part.com it checks salvage listings throughout the US.
The block isn't repairable, it's a hairline crack in the very front of the block under the right cylinder head. I have no idea how far the crack extends inside, but I'm fairly certain the heads are ok. I've never run the truck hot or dry. The first radiator had a small crack in the lower plastic section, so I replaced it. Two weeks later the new radiator exploded, covering everything in coolant. I figured it had to be head gasket, forcing compression into the water jacket, so I started to take the motor apart. Removed the timing cover and found the crack.
Actually I took the motor out and got the heads off, and upon closer inspection what I thought was a crack is actually just a casting mark from when they removed the block from the mold. So I got lucky there! But I still ended up picking up another motor for $1500. They're going for about $2000 everywhere I'm looking. One of the head gaskets just lost a seal between two cylinders, so it was forcing compression into the water jacket and into the radiator...I'm going to sell the complete motor for $1000, or put it all back together and sell it for $1500. I already have brand new head gaskets and intake manifold gasket set, because I was originally just going to do the head gaskets. If anyone's interested there's pics in my for sale post.
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