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    while drivin thru flood, tried to go faster. big mistake. hesitation, then engine died. started engine again but, rod main bearing noise from bottom of engine. changed oil next day and kept driving it to see if it was a stock lifter. big mistake. big ugly noise, everything came flying thru the block including oil. need a hemi engine. drivetrain warranty over at 36,000. i thought it was 100,000miles/5yrs. wrong again. estimate between $6,600/8,000. if anybody can help, it will be appreciated. florida.

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    Have you checked ebay? There seem to be a few on there, possible Craigslist?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HEMI-...Q5fAccessories

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2006-...Q5fAccessories

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2005-...Q5fAccessories

    The last one is in NC, so you could probably take a weekend and a pickup truck and pick it up if you feel more comfortable that way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by banchy04 View Post
    while drivin thru flood, tried to go faster. big mistake. hesitation, then engine died. started engine again but, rod main bearing noise from bottom of engine. changed oil next day and kept driving it to see if it was a stock lifter. big mistake. big ugly noise, everything came flying thru the block including oil. need a hemi engine. drivetrain warranty over at 36,000. i thought it was 100,000miles/5yrs. wrong again. estimate between $6,600/8,000. if anybody can help, it will be appreciated. florida.
    Ouch. The quote is just crazy $, as suggested get a used hemi and have someone drop it in at 1/2 the $. It won't make you feel better, but hydrolocking the motor wouldn't have been covered under warranty anyway,

    Good luck with the repair.
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    Check with your insurance company... I used to work for a independent auto repair shop and we had a few cars that came in with hydrolocked engines and the insurance company took care of it. The insurance companies covered it under the owners "comprehensive" as they called it a flood event. Good luck!

    Jeff

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