Originally Posted by guy76
No the motor is still in i was hoping I didn't have to take it out to do a complete timing overhaul. So what kind of damage to the block are we talking about if the thrust washers were worn Hell out and in the oil pan
There may not be any block damage but if the bearing spun, new ones may not fit properly and the crank may have damage. And, if the crankshaft hit the block, the crank and the block could be shot or in need of serious machining.
There is normally only one main with thrust bearing so locate that position and carefully pry the crank front and rear to inspect both the crank and the block.
I have no experience with thrust bearings on the 5.4 so don't know the likelyhood of damage. Maybe someone else can chime in with more detail.
Post some pictures if you can.