2nd Blown Modified GT500? This time it's Stangmode with Hulk!

What do you believe is the cause of Stangmodes’ blown motor?


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He keeps saying "I hope the heads are OK" after looking at condition of pistons and windowed block. He is a dreamer. I cannot imagine there is any salvage at all here. There has to be damage to the heads. What is he thinking? The whole motor has to be cooked. He just wants to stretch out the "suspense" to make more videos which increases his dollar return for this prank.
I'd put $1,000 on it that the heads are junk. No way they escaped destruction.
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Look at that piston, it MELTED, the engine was super lean.

I stand by my earlier posts, he deliberately blew this engine to get views.
He either unplugged one fuel pump or he ran E85 on a gas tune.
 

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Now the engine has popped his car value has already taken a beating, could he afford to beat it some more ?

How much more of its identity / value would be lost without a 5.2 / original configuration power plant ?

WD :like:
It wont matter. There will always be a market for modded cars. Im sure he will do a sleeved engine and make more power. Someone will want that car at some point, and they will pay for it.
 

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Honestly, the guy is clueless when it comes to cars so I put more blame on the tuner.
 

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Honestly, the guy is clueless when it comes to cars so I put more blame on the tuner.
What was the specific cause of the failure? If you dont know, how do you know who or what to blame?
 

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Honestly, the guy is clueless when it comes to cars so I put more blame on the tuner.

Wow that is harsh. You don't know a thing about what happened yet you blame the tuner.
 

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I think that's the most trashed piston I've ever seen, and I've seen a few.

Next to a pile of shrapnel in an oil pan, that is.
 

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I've seen worse, top fuel Harley.
 

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A full long block is $43,539.37, and a service engine is $24,748.43; both plus labor, fluids, misc bolts and so on.
Insert whistle...one could purchase a brand new GT for that amount of $ or less, albeit not a GT500, but still. I use to follow StangMode on YT, but once he was in the market for a GT500 and after he acquired it, I saw thru his BS, i.e. clickbait vids and dropped him like a hot potato.
 

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What was the specific cause of the failure? If you dont know, how do you know who or what to blame?
Probably 1000+ hp on stock fuel system and it looks like it went lean.
 

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I don’t pay attention to his youtube either, but if I was going to play the game and push the envelope I wouldn’t be upset about turning a long block in to a yard ornament. I’d have a spare long block ready to go just for this scenario. I use to be in to high performance boats and always had spare long blocks and drives. Our grenading incident witness’s were limited to being towed back to the ramp.
Thats smart I think and what I do .

4 boosted mustangs Including a GT350 and I have 2 spare long blocks for each with a couple of spare 10r80’s. Lol
I don’t have a GT500(wish I did though..and would leave it stock ) but I have a “spare“ high compression predator short block I could sell him .... He might as well turn it up if he is replacing the motor .lol

yes , an OEM Predator long block from Ford may run $20K but you could probably build a stronger replacement for much less .

if I had one I would never mod It (or any $80k car) though as I would be more worried about a blown transmission.
it’s not like a 10r80 you can get used for $2K
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Insert whistle...one could purchase a brand new GT for that amount of $ or less, albeit not a GT500, but still.
Idk if you’ve seen my trickles of part pricing in the forums, but a long block, CFTP wheels and CFTP wing together cost as much as a whole fully loaded base GT500 and then some.
 

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I'd love to know the cost of the steering rack and column.

Idk if you’ve seen my trickles of part pricing in the forums, but a long block, CFTP wheels and CFTP wing together cost as much as a whole fully loaded base GT500 and then some.
 
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