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Old 03-17-2009, 09:10 PM   #1
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This is Hideous! (56K beware)

Ok so I took the windstar upper and the lower intake manifold off so I can P&P the lower and look at the nasty crap I found. This can't be normal or healthy for the car right?



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Old 03-21-2009, 08:57 PM   #2
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Change the oil! Lol! If my engine looked like that i would clean it up and put it back together. I would do an oil change w/zmax. I would fill up w/high octane and fuel injection cleaner. Change the spark plugs and wiring (if need or just check it out). Write down my mileage and drive it like that for 1,000mi and then take it apart and see what it looks like.
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oh i forgot to add, change all gaskets and seals.
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Haha I'm already on it. I actually just cleaned the mating surfaces up and I'm waiting on my standard abrasives porting kit, to p&p my lower intake manifold. The mail is super slow but hopefully I'll get it in this week and can finish everything up, change the oil, and get some injector clean and what not in there to seal the deal. Should be good once I'm finished.

I'm also planning a short write-up of my accelerator cable fix, since the spacer didn't idea everyone uses sucks IMO. Mine looks way better, and the show car guys will love it.
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most engines look like than when taken apart if higher miles and they use conventional oil
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that's nothing out of the ordinary. I've seen a lot worse
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Looks fine to me.
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there is nothin wrong with that. when i pulled my old engine last year, everything was all black and nasy like that. but ran like a champ.
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Dayum, I hope mine doesn't look like that. But, after 120k miles (and I use valvoline max-life, btw) it probably does.
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I've seen worse.

It was out of a '52 flat head inline-4.
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