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Hey all, was driving on the highway around 70 in 4th, was about to shift into 5th but hit 3rd instead. Pulled off the highway immediately, heard slight ticking sound. I was driving super gentle just trying to get it home when all of the sudden it sounded like something burst and now it sounds like a damn tractor. I have a video of what it sounds like at the moment. Anyone know whats wrong with it? If its fixable or if I need a new engine?
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It sorta sounds like there's a hole in the header or the exhaust gasket blew a hole in it, but that's usually a bit louder. It doesn't sound like a knock. Maybe someone else has more info.
 

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So you engaged third when attempting to engage 5th? So the engine over revved pretty hard then... I hear at least one cylinder very low compression. It indeed doesn't sound like knock, but there is no one home on at least one cylinder. lost a valve, hole in the piston, or hole in the block.

I love carnage photos, do update us when/if you find out what failed.
 
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