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03-30-2005, 05:28 PM

Can someone please post a picture of what sparkplugs look like after they have been ruined with coolant [16][16][16]

I'm lookin at some pretty white and grimy sparkplugs... and this is after a timing chain cover gasket and intake manifold gasket.. go 4.2L FORD engines go [16][16][16]

Thanks, I can't seem to find a photo on google.. maybe it was the long day maybe it was the beer [31][31][31]


03-30-2005, 05:39 PM
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03-30-2005, 05:44 PM
Time for a 460 eh?

Serve's ya right for taking it to a Ford dealership.

Is it hooped??

she's a bitch, but I can get in her.

03-30-2005, 05:49 PM
No its not time for a 460 A 310 or whatever though.. 5L V8 is lookin pretty hot right about now.

Before I panic I want to see a pic. Then I will know what I am looking at .. someones gotta have one

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03-30-2005, 06:02 PM
I luv you guys [h]


no u dont!



03-30-2005, 06:19 PM
Usually they would look kinda like u described - white
I think that u got screwed (and not in a good way):(
If they just did all that work, they should have changed the plugs

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03-30-2005, 06:45 PM
[iagree] .... with a woman.......[wtf]



03-30-2005, 06:52 PM
must be sick


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03-30-2005, 08:50 PM
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
If it's TTB.... trust me, it's broke!

Lord, grant me the patience to swap in my 460!!

03-30-2005, 09:17 PM
quote:Originally posted by Hyenuf

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If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
If it's TTB.... trust me, it's broke!

Lord, grant me the patience to swap in my 460!!

fixed it:D

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03-30-2005, 09:39 PM
quote:Originally posted by F150HULK

Serve's ya right for taking it to a Ford dealership.

TOLD YA SO......

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03-30-2005, 11:53 PM
Generaly with a blown head gasket the plugs will be really clean since the coolant gets in a basically steam cleans them. You'll also notice white steam coming from your exhaust (way more than the normal bit that come out when the truck is cold) These were the sings with the 3.0L toyota engine anyway.

In all you're posts you seem to be quick to jump to the worst possible situation without any real evidence. So I think you should try and find a good mechanic (not the dealer) who specializes in Fords to give you a proper diagnosis.

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03-31-2005, 05:18 AM
Most Haynes manuals have a pic of plugs that are worn out in different ways. hope it helps.[cheers]

03-31-2005, 06:06 AM
I hear where your coming from Big Ern but the reason I'm paranoid is because something has been wrong for MONTHS now and something is still wrong,. after three trips back to the dealer its still losing coolant. Its not like I dream it all up...

Mark the coolant level with lipliner each time before I fill it. Its taking 500ml of coolant a week (reasonable driving) and its going somewhere.

Presumably its not the timing chain cover or intake manifold. Those were done. So whats left?

I'm putting new plugs in today. If they are burnt to shit after tooling around for a few days this truck is going straight back to FORD. If they say its the head gasket, its going to get ugly fast. At that point I would have been ahead of the game to change out the engine at the first gasket failure. Looks like I get to run the gauntlet though [16]

Ohhh well, if you guys don't see me around ever you know why $$$$

Thanks for the tips ppl but this engine has been fucked since I bought it. Surprised it went 20k for me.

Ohhhh yea FORD for sale .02 cents or best offer


03-31-2005, 09:41 AM
those 4.2's are bad for that. we've done a couple here. the 4.6's and 5.4's seem to be ok tho

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03-31-2005, 11:57 AM
Ez B wanna do another one? drop a V8 Triton in there or something similar? :D How much am I looking at?


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04-11-2005, 07:14 PM
Could be a head gasket.
Remove your plugs....get a cooling system pressure tester....pump it to the rating of your cap....maybe 12 psi?.... leave over night.
Have someone turn the engine over....look to see which cyl. the coolant shoots out of!... or do you smell coolant in the cab or when you exit the vehicle? The pressure tester should help you discover any other leak like.....heater core or?.... Good luck!

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04-16-2005, 08:25 PM
When you shut your engine off after running it to operating temperature the cooling system presssure spikes for a while until it cools a bit.
A slight leak in your rad that does not leak while running will seep a bit of fluid each time you shut down.
Easily use 500 ml a week.
Check both the inside and outside of your rad for any discolouration and signs of seepage.
I have had a few rads that have done this.
The same thing could happen around gaskets etc.
It would only leak when shut down and stop leaking when the system cooled.
Any coolant that got into the combustion chamber(s) or crank would just blow out as the engine warmed up and you may not even notice it because it would be hidden by the water vapour that always is formed as the engine heats to operating temp.

hope this helps

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04-16-2005, 08:28 PM
Its a ford ! Get used to it !

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