Oddly enough the one in my sisters Mazda truck got put in backwards and the previous owner said it blew a head gasket when all it was was the thermostat. You can even browse our wide online selection and enjoy Same Day Store Pickup if you need that replacement immediately. Still leaks anti-freeze but runs the same. Eventually winter came and I had no problems. My oil level is good and clean and my head gaskets are okay. I took it to the local mechanic and told him I thought the head gasket was blown. Here's a pic from the top side - Bottom side - I took off the underpinning on the passenger side and got some pictures in there.
It ran fine for awhile but eventually the same problems returned. Its the cheapest way out. It sorta sounds like maybe the thermostat isn't opening up causing the coolant to overheat, that sorta explains why its working in the cold. You have to take the entire engine apart, then put it all back together. Some of these modifications may void your vehicles warranty. I'm fixing to have to replace my head gasket on the same truck.
I don't have a garage either so when I have a big project I just have to plan out carefully and not get my wagon ahead of my horse. If you have access to a pressure kit this would help to pinpoint a leak if there is no obvious leak. I started seeing the same issues again, but this time, having no money, I just settled for keeping a jug of water and coolant in my truck in case my radiator decided to act up. I suggest that you check the thermostat housing near the front of the engine. Thermostat was never running hot though.
Tear it down n do it right. This is prolly not gonna go well. Some modifications may significantly increase your risk when driving the vehicle or be dangerous in some driving situations. Please hit me with feedback. All of the same symptoms, cylinder 6 misfire, stutter in the engine at low rpms, the brownish red coolant, and smelling the coolant through the vents.
I just want to fix the head gasket. Complete with Valves and Springs. With Smog, Cam Seal Not Included. Great info man, I sure hope its not the head gasket. Especially before it starts getting hot.
Plan it out, don't rush, and get a buddy who's not afraid to get dirty. I still get the misfire error code too. The entire cooling system was covered in thick brown gunk. Now my coolant fluid is leaking from back and front left of engine. Closer inspection with a black light revealed the thermostat housing was leaking after reaching operating temperature and seeping fluid out at the seams of the plastic housing. We also offer a Loan-a-Tool program so you have the equipment you need to make your repair job easier. Complete Head with Valves and Springs.
It is very difficult to see what's happening when looking down at the engine because the hood is in the way among other items. I don't have a garage either so when I have a big project I just have to plan out carefully and not get my wagon ahead of my horse. One of the threads you prob read was mine, I have done the rebuild and I posted the pictures on here. I must say, that all signs point to the head gasket, so lets just skip right to it. I do have an x in the 8th digit! I have trouble remembering what things are called. I do have another car that I was trying to save some miles on.
I've never done that either, although I do have a timing gun. Complete Head with Valves and Springs. In-Line Head Cast F57E-E11C, F27E, E87E. The timing that has to be redone after replacing a head gasket is the camshaft timing. The only problem I've had is sometimes when I would stop at a gas station or something and turn it off for a few minutes, it would restart and barely run, choking, like it wasn't getting gas or something. I also got a new spark plug for cyl 6.
Whether your Ranger is classic or compact, the Ford engine under the hood supplies you with the power you want from a truck. There are two sensors that screw into the thermostat housing. The 1 Ford Explorer enthusiast resource on the Internet since 1996. I also noticed on the rear side of the transmission pan it is wet with some kinda leak, small amount of wetness around the front of the transmission pan. In the hayes repair manual I can't find a section that really breaks down how to replace the head gasket. I still think I have a head gasket issue, but I'm also thinking I may need a new thermostat because I still don't see any white frothy mixture in the oil, or white smoke.