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Very involved procedure, did you even consider spending 10 bucks for a repair manual on CD over on eBay. i think you would be well advised to do that. i would also do a search for "Ford" and "head gasket" on www.youtube.com, there are so many car repair videos over there it boggles the mind.

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How do you know if you need to replace the head gasket


if im not mistaken you said how do you know if you NEED to replace the head gasket and that is pretty simple just check the oil it will be a milky color almost like a really thick chocolate milk but sometimes if it has very recently been blown it checks good so watch the temp gauge and run it for about 30 seconds to one minute and you dont have to have the car off since your not looking for the oil level.But if your still not sure msg me back and i will go through a few other ways to check with you

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Oil in the radiator told need to replace the engine but alsoo was told there was a steel sleeve on engine block causing leak wanting to know if i could replace the sleeve or i had to replace the whole...


I think you are being led up the garden path here big time ,why because iam almost certain this is the head gasket ,the oil is pumped up to the head to feed the valves and in doing so passes through the head gasket which on numerous occasions on various makes its the head gasket .Some vehicles have a rubber seal around the hole like a seat ibiza and some dont like the focus but with a bit of wear as the motor gets old with over 100.000miles or so the head gasket can and will fail now the only ones that dont are the old morris minor with a copper head gasket .What happens is the head gasket material just breaks down ,the rubber ring in the gasket goes brittle or the material around the feed to the cam breaks down ,All this water in oil and oil in water junk you here so called mechanics blab on about is brown stuff ,this problem can also cause oil to leak out the side of the head and run down the block which its doing on my escort diesel and one day i maight change the gasket when pigs can fly that is of course .No takle the head off clean it up then check its flat with a straight edge and if its ok just renew the head gasket .End of story

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At 115,000 my 4 cyl is leaking coolant into #4 cyl, no detectable coolant in oil,no oil in coolant. I assume head gasket problem. I need advice and opinion and recommendation of what manual to purchase so...


tricky job ...but ok ..just make sure you lock the cam gears if its 16 valve, sometimes you can use a wine cork if you dont have the tool , just put it between the cam s to prevent it from spinning inward ,,when reassembling after the following, so you can keep timing right while you replace the belt ....make sure you replace the belt dont reuse it...while your in there replace the water pump as well if it runs off the timing belt....its due with 115k....as well as cam seals head gasket valve cover gasket kit...intake manafold gasket..exuast gasket....also it is recommended that you replace head bolts in order to get the best tork spec.....and make sure the timing marks are correct and that your top dead center on the compression stroke #1 cylinder.....since thers no oil in the radiator its probly just a head gasket ..but send the head out have it magnaflexed check for cracks and have it decked ..milded flat if needed..it may be warped just alittle...you never know but after all that work you want to be sure...you cuold also replace front main seal while your in there...and valve seals on the head since its off anyway napa charges about 180.00 to redue the head..goodidea........

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What is the average cost to repair a blown head gasket on a 1999 Ford Expedition having a 4.6 liter engine?


if you do it yourself, the gasket it probably like 50, intake gasket 30 , plus new head bolts, anywhere from 5-10 dollars each. if the head needs resurfacing its like 50, plus valve job is 140, --

the average, if you do it your self is about 500-

now if you have block damage, or severe head damage, that cost will go up significantly, and i dont know why you are replacing your head gasket or i could help you out with the price better.. leave a comment and i will answer your questions if you want.

if you take it to a dealer, it will be anywhere from 1500average to 3000 and up for significant damage..

why are you replacing head gasket?

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My 1998 toyota camry 4 cylender car over heated top hose busted gasket on thermostate leaking car stop, so change out hose put new gasket ,added radiator fluid check for any leaks nothing so started car...


hi, it sounds like the head gasket has gone take out the spark plugs and check for signs of water also check the oil for signs of water as this to me looks and sounds like the head gasket has failed and will need replacing.

If water is not present then try starting the car with the coolant filler cap off and see if it starts if it does then this is head gasket failure if it still dont start then your going to need to get a compression test done and then this will tell you if the gasket is good or bad but to me it sounds like head gasket failure.

If the gasket needs replacing then you need to also check the water pump is working and also test the thermostat as any of these failing can cause the head gasket to blow again so make sure you get these checked ok.

Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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My head gaskets gone and the car makes a nasty knocking noise


if you think the head gasket is blown,and now you have a knocking in the engine,replace engine, bearings are probably bad due to water in the oil.you will need special tools to even do the head gasket and timing belt. sorrry no good news

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