True, but finding a used 3.0 with low miles like this one isn't
likely. I can pull the heads, have a head job done and put 'em back,
and you're right, I would be a fool not to do both, bu I'm not sure I
want to attempt pulling the engine . I'm hoping the short block is ok.
If there is oil in the bottom end, you smart choices are limited.
Assuming there is not, having both heads gone through at a machine
shop is your best bet.
If not, your looking a a complete rebuild for probably around $1200+ or so, a
factory crate engine
for probably more, or a used 3.0. A well taken care of 3.0 vulcan will easily
go 200K. Your just
more limited to a newer 3.0. What ever year they started using more crank or cam
I assume were talking about a 3.0 vulcan. All bets are off if its a duratec.
Here is a few vulcan deals for ya:
Thank you Bob!
There is no evidence of coolant in the oil and it doesn't smoke. It
was a basic G model so I ASSUME it's a Vulcan but am not smart enough
to know the difference between vulcan & duratec, it is a "U" code in
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