Question about 1996 Mercury Cougar XR7
You probably have a bad head gasket. As coolant mixes with the oil, it diludes and therefore will cause your oil pressure to run high. Check your oil while warm to see if it looks like choclate milk. Check your tail pipe for white smoke. You can also rent a block tester from Autozone ($25.00 with Autozone's free loan-a-tool program) and buy the test fluid for $8.99. Take off your radiator cap and put the cone in while your engine is running an within operating range. Fill the test fluid to the fill line and squeeze the aspirator for two minutes. If the fluid turns yellow or green, you have combustion/emission gases in your cooling system. This is caused by a bad/leaking head gasket or a cracked/warped block/head. Hope this helps out.
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
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