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83 ford truck. 2.0l ''oil in water only''

No history. looks to have had major work within past year. possibly rebuilt?

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Can you give some details? Running, not running. Is this a "project"?

When was the last time it was running "good"?

Oil in the water - - - - not good Possible causes - blown headgasket, cracked block or cracked head.

Suggest a compression check on each cylinder

With some more details, perhaps we can give some specific recvommendations

Loringh

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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