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BLstangin
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posted 01-15-2005 02:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLstangin   Click Here to Email BLstangin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Buddy of mine has a 2000 ford ranger, just bought it about a year ago has 53,000 miles on it. Noticed it was getting hot, so he got to a town put 1 gallon of antifreeze in it and drove on, not realizing hey the water is going somewhere. Well he drove it about another 10-15 miles until it got really hot, like pegged the gauge then called me. Well I wen to take a look, pulled the dipstick and yep water in the oil, big time, guessing 3-4 gallons. Anyway first thing I'll do is cut the filter open and check for metal, but is there any type of a common problem with these to give me an idea. Do they have intake or head gasket problems, or is it more likely something cracked? It was -15 ambient air temp, so for all I know it froze?

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1970 coupe restored with the help of my dad. 306 with 650 dp holley, Weiand Stealth intake, headers, mme custom roller cam, harland sharp roller rockers, kb pistons, 10.3:1 compression ratio, pertonix ignitor 2 with matched coil, lakewood bellhousing, 4-speed toploader, and 3.50 9" locker rear.
1986 f-150, 5.0, factory towing package with original c-6 trans

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-15-2005 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Which one?
The OHV version of the 4.0 V-6 has always been prone to head cracking.

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BLstangin
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posted 01-15-2005 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLstangin   Click Here to Email BLstangin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What's OHV? Overhead valve? What would the other option be? The oil is really bad, the level is about 1-2" from the handle of the dipstick, and found some metal in the filter, so It's comming out. Just to find the problem now so it doesn't happen again. Hope to get the other car out and dig into it in a couple of hours.

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1970 coupe restored with the help of my dad. 306 with 650 dp holley, Weiand Stealth intake, headers, mme custom roller cam, harland sharp roller rockers, kb pistons, 10.3:1 compression ratio, pertonix ignitor 2 with matched coil, lakewood bellhousing, 4-speed toploader, and 3.50 9" locker rear.
1986 f-150, 5.0, factory towing package with original c-6 trans

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posted 01-15-2005 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SOHC is the other 4.0 engine.

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Alex Denysenko
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Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
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BLstangin
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posted 01-15-2005 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLstangin   Click Here to Email BLstangin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
O.k. I see, it isn't overhead cam. SO I guess I better take a real close look at the heads then. Thanks for the tip.

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1970 coupe restored with the help of my dad. 306 with 650 dp holley, Weiand Stealth intake, headers, mme custom roller cam, harland sharp roller rockers, kb pistons, 10.3:1 compression ratio, pertonix ignitor 2 with matched coil, lakewood bellhousing, 4-speed toploader, and 3.50 9" locker rear.
1986 f-150, 5.0, factory towing package with original c-6 trans

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BLstangin
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posted 01-30-2005 11:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLstangin   Click Here to Email BLstangin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, it's back on the road as of 4:00 this afternoon. The problem wasn't a cracked head. IT's a really stupid story. I found out what really happened from a friend that was riding with him. Turns out he got it hot, but instead of stopping He kept driving till he found a convient place to pull over. So they then let it cool down some, guess he had the gauge pegged. IT was full of antifreeze, but they had no heat. SO they drove on until the got to a town about 5 miles and it was hot again. This time low on water 3/4 gallon. Filled up without checking where it was going and drove on. Then it was running warm, but not hot. So they went about 8 miles until all the sudden it got really hot, then he drove another 2 miles into a town so he wasn't stuck on the road. This time no water in the radiator. Turns out when he overheated it on the interstate, because of a bad thermostat, instead of shuting it off he kept driving, and that got it hot enough he warped both heads .012 and blew both head gaskets and let the water into the oil. Then because he drove it 15 miles with water in the oil and it hot, it started to wipe the bearings and the rings had lost all their temper. You couldn't snap them they just bent. Also chewed up the cam bearings. So I got a kit with rings, bearing, gaskets, head bolts, had the heads milled and it's now running, and I replaced the cause of the problem a $6.99 thermostat. 100 miles and looking good so far.

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1970 coupe restored with the help of my dad. 306 with 650 dp holley, Weiand Stealth intake, headers, mme custom roller cam, harland sharp roller rockers, kb pistons, 10.3:1 compression ratio, pertonix ignitor 2 with matched coil, lakewood bellhousing, 4-speed toploader, and 3.50 9" locker rear.
1986 f-150, 5.0, factory towing package with original c-6 trans

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