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I just got this 99 ford ranger 3.0 v6 and it has a blown head gasket ( oil is milky) previous owner tired liquid glass and it didnt work im going to put new headgaskats on just wondering if they hurt the motor with the liquid glass mess

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  • Nick Tumolo Mar 31, 2015

    Okay the engine still running is a positive sign. Look around the cylinder head for oil leakage, exhaust gases coming from engine and I would do a compression test. IF you have good compression that's a good sign the cylinder heads are fine. Get the head gasket repaired and have a machine shop examine the cylinder head to make sure it's not whorped. Good luck sounds like you have a repairable engine.



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Well their is a chance your motor could be plugged up from the liquid glass. I would do a good coolant flush. I would probably replace the radiator, thermostat, and water pump. Does the motor have compression. I would check to make sure its a good motor.

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  • Josh j Mar 31, 2015

    Yes motor is good it still runs just has a miss and hard to start blows steam outta tailpipe since it runs i have no problem fushing the motor i just wanna make sure it doesnt have a cracked head hate to tear into it and it does



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As long as the heads are not damaged from overheating repairing would be an option rather than replacing the engine. Get advise from a mechanic you trust. The intake manifold gaskets are the most common problem with this vehicle if you have the V6 engine.

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It's usually top of the suspect list, A simple few checks will verify, Remove all spark plugs , examine their colour and the faulty cylinder will be a greyish colour compared to the others , rear cyl ie No 4 or No 6 are the hottest cylinders and most likely you problem . A compression test will also confirm,
Looking into coolant header tank (CAUTION HOT) while the vehicle is idling , you may see bubbles in the coolant and sign of comperssion gasses leaking into water jacket / cyl head . Good luck

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