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Old 08-21-2019, 05:04 PM   #1
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Default LTís FA20 Engine Build

So I threw a rod on cylinder 2 recently commuting to work one morning. Itís a 2018 with approximately 11k miles with a moderate spirited driving history. Oil changes done every 2,500 miles with Motul 8100 X Clean.

Modified for nearly 8k miles with no issues. Mod list includes:

Perrin Intake
Perrin Motor Mounts
Perrin Header
MAP 3Ē J Pipe w/ HFC
MAP Exhaust w/ Muffler Deletes
Perrin Trans Mount
Cobb AP
Perrin Strut Tower Brace

Cruising to work doing 55MPH when all of a sudden I heard a loud tapping noise coming from my engine bay. No visible leaking of oil.
Had it towed to PRO COM Racing in Toms River New Jersey for inspection and confirmed diagnosis. A timing chain inspection initially was performed. Next a compression test which failed miserably. On not only cylinder 2 but cylinder 4. Upon opening up motor they found the culprit a thrown rod on cylinder #2.

Timeline for build is 3-4 weeks which includes break in period. Build will be capable to holding 500HP.
Engine build is as follows:

-New OEM FA20 Case Valves
-Manley Platinum Series 86mm Forged Pistons
-Manley H Tuff Connecting Rods
-ARP Rod Bolts
-King Rod / Main Bearings
-New OEM FA20 Crankshaft
-ProCom Proprietary Block Strengthening and Oiling System Modifications
-Motul 300v 5w40 Syn Oil
-ARP2000 Head Stud Kit
-OEM Engine Seal Kit
-OEM Oil Cooler
-OEM Oil Pump
-OEM Timing Chains
-OEM Guides / Tensioners
-OEM Water Pump
-OEM Thermostat
-AOS Separator
-Perrin Front Mount Intercooler
-Perrin Boost Controller
-NGK 1 Step Colder Plugs
-EGR Delete
-TGV Delete
-Big Oil Filter Kit

-Machined Cylinder Heads
Resurfaced, Valve Seal Replacement, Valve Lash Adjustment, Clean / Sonic Blast of Cylinder Heads

Upon completion of engine build there will be another compression test, 1k miles break in period and a full Mustang Dyno Tune.


*Engine will have a full warranty*

There is no additional charge for any additional parts I wish to add on during the build. Such as a FMIC, TIP etc.
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Last edited by bluewrx2018; 09-10-2019 at 10:19 PM.
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