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2008 Ford Mustang GT, Engine/Propulsion Photo
Posted to the Waveform Library on 6/28/2017

Oil pressure too low at idle, disallowing proper functioning of the variable valve timing phasers, setting codes and creating a very rough idle. Worn crankshaft thrust bearing (.050" end play) allowed crank to begin rubbing block, main cap, and trans separator plate. This introduced lots of metal shavings into the oil, ultimately (I believe) compromising the oil pump.

Brian Manley
Technician/Educator/Instructor
Smoky Hill High School
Aurora, Colorado, USA

 

car Vehicle Data

2008 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L

Engine4.6 L / 8 cyl / GAS
Trans5-speed StandardTransmission
DeliveryFuel Injection
SubsystemEngine/Propulsion
ComponentOther
ConditionKnown Bad