Help with Ford motor - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-23-2007, 08:40 PM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
tallbump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Erie Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,808
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tallbump is on a distinguished road
Default Help with Ford motor

So my friend bought a 90 Ford Taurus.
He was driving it home and the motor started smoking pretty bad.
It was coming out the passenger side. He checked and it had no oil. he put some in and it smoked less. Any ideas. Could it just have been smoking due to no oil. I assume so.
It'* a 3.0 engine.
Thanks
tallbump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2007, 10:41 PM   #2
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
banned3800 is on a distinguished road
Default

Could be a bad valve cover gasket..

But I am at a loss as to where exactly the smoke was coming from... Those 3.0 Vulcan V6 engines are good engines.... But they will not tolerate running hot for any length of time... If this has ever happened to this car then its possible for it to have a cracked head or heads..

I'd check those valve cover gaskets first...

__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
banned3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2007, 11:10 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
tallbump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Erie Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,808
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tallbump is on a distinguished road
Default

I haven't seen it myself yet. He just told me about it tonight. I'll have to check it out myself and get a better idea. Probably right about a cracked head though.
tallbump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2007, 11:16 PM   #4
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
banned3800 is on a distinguished road
Default

Yeah check back when you know more... That 3.0 is a warhorse if it was taken care of at all..lol

__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
banned3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2007, 08:10 AM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
tallbump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Erie Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,808
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tallbump is on a distinguished road
Default

I talked to him more, he said he could barely get the oil cap off. Makes me wonder how long it sat without oil.
tallbump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2007, 08:16 AM   #6
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tallbump
I talked to him more, he said he could barely get the oil cap off.


Some days the best tool for the job is a big tarp to cover the carcass. (This gives me an idea of how best to dispose of a Northturd problem .)
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2007, 08:20 AM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
tallbump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Erie Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,808
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tallbump is on a distinguished road
Default

That'* what he is afraid of. He JUST bought the car. Well, really his mom did because she didn't have a car and was looking for a cheapo for cash.
tallbump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2007, 08:46 AM   #8
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Right..unfortunately oil is what keeps your bearings from becoming useless in seconds.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2007, 08:52 AM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
tallbump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Erie Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,808
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tallbump is on a distinguished road
Default

Yeah, we figure the motor is probably shot. It did rive and smoke LESS after he put oil in.
He'* planning on driving it around town for a day to see what it does.
He'* a little nuckin futz though
tallbump is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blower Motor Issues - Dead Motor??? corder13 1992-1999 10 02-14-2006 12:13 AM
A Ford saved my Bonne from another Ford SSEi95 Lounge 5 12-18-2003 01:40 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:00 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.