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Old 03-06-2007, 10:47 AM   #1
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I havn't been around in a while, but a buddy of mine picked up a 95 ford taurus with the 3.8 L for dirt cheap, so now we are trying to get all the problems solved. We have everything working well except for it is leaking coolent fron under the engine (my guess is out of the head gasket) and a good amount out of the exaust pipe. Are the 95 Taurus'* prone to upper intake manifold problems, perhaps just the head gasket. Could it be the lower intake manifold. I can do the head gasket, and upper intake easily enough, but i know nothing about the low. Thanks in advance for the advice.
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This is in the wrong area, and It is most likely a head gaskets. Ford 3.8'* are known for eating head gaskets.
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Please don't post mechanical problems for other types of cars (other than H, C, and W bodies powered by the Buick 3800 or Shortstar/Northstar) in our Mechanical sections.

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Like william said, the Ford 3.8s are notorious for blowing head gaskets.
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Like william said, the Ford 3.8s are notorious for blowing head gaskets.
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Cool.. Thank you.. sorry it'* in the wrong section
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Yes they are known for head gasket failures... I always tell people if they are going to get the Older Taurus to get the 3.0 Vulcan V6.... More fun to drive too... And doesn't have the issues with the head gaskets...

The 3.8 was recalled for the head gaskets... Most of the 3.8'* had them replaced at the dealership... But later failed again anyhow... The 3.8'* were always a problem when it came to the aluminum head and the cast iron block.. If you can fix it, its a good torquey motor to have in a 3100 Lb car... But falls flat in a hurry.... The 3.0 was much more fun to drive due to its short stroke and flat top pistons... Little motor was happy to get going...

If you have the time and money, fix it and drive it.. But in the future he may need a new AXODE behind it

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my uncle has a 95 mustang with the 3.8 and it blew a head gasket and had coolant in the exhaust.
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head gaskets and tranys are going to be what you stock in the shop for that thing
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