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Old 04-13-2007, 03:42 AM   #1
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Somehow or another my brother is a Mustang lover. I don't know what happened. He'* found a '00 V6 that he wants, I'm supposed to go bless it Sunday afternoon. Wtf am I looking for? These things do anything stupid? Headgaskets?

I assume it'* a slushbox so I'm guessing it'* not too fast. Which is good, He put my Bonneville off the course so much at AutoX I almost got kicked off the track.


Here'* everything I know so far:
2000 V6 Coupe, Pull-Me-Over Red, 90K on the clock, and a sound system that is "badass". True duals, Hi-Flow cat, some sort of "performance" tires...

Here'* the kicker, The guy told him $7K. It'* not getting my blessing for over $5k. Ever. Now remember, If I bless this thing, I'm also the mechanic that has to fix the f'n thing, So please tell me if there'* anything I really don't want to fix. I'm trying to read mustangforums.com but It'* a little slow going.
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Is that the old Ford 3.8 V6 that was in the T-Birds and Tauruses? If so, they were TOTAL headgasket monsters.
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Should be 190hp 3.8L if wikipedia is right.
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I believe they are known for head gasket issues. MyLittleBlackBird had to do head gaskets on his old '94 V6 T-Bird, and it had a 3.8. I believe it'* still the same basic engine. I could be wrong, though.
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Hmm, I'm finding that the heads changed in '99, And I haven't heard anything about them after that.
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ford and 3.8 = headgasket no matter what year.
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Bah, Headgaskets suck.
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2006 Mustage V6

Horsepower: 210 hp @ 5300 rpm
Torque: 240 ft-lbs @ 3500 rpm
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Bah, Headgaskets suck.
On the Ford 3.8 they sure do. Usually the application Lincoln or van made life difficult to work on the motor. Add the Ford factor and you've got a couple of enjoyable days.
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Two days? that'* with machine time right.... please?

He left a note that the guy would bring the car by Saturday to put it on the lift and check it out entirely... He seems pretty excited about it.
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