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Old 06-03-2010, 11:25 PM   #1
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99 ford winstar

this one has me stumped, i drilled the cat and piped the other one..(this cat will be pipped once i figure out why im loosing antifreeze out of my exhaust...

head gaskets?! any ideas?
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:28 PM   #2
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Head gasket. Do a pressure test and use a stethoscope to listen around. You should hear a gurgle.
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A) Head Gaskets
B) Cracked Block
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Or a cracked head.
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dammit!! i know it aint a cracked block cause this thing is running pretty good..(motor wise) not so much on the transmission edge of it

i hate this damn van
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A cracked block wont leak coolant in to the exhaust. There is no point where the block contacts the exhaust system. It would have to be the head. If the head gasket is blown it would have to be blown in to the cylinder. You can pull the plugs and inspect to prove that as a yes or no. I'll put money on a cracked head.
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son of a *****h

these plugs have like all of..5K on them...its only the front head leaking...nd theres zero over heating issues
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Ya, a cracked block would be shooting steam like crazy, (had a Rabbit do such) and not run well as glycol builds up.
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That'* why he needs to check the plugs.
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Is this a 3.8L? If yes..they are world famous for HG'*
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