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Old 11-09-2011, 09:30 AM   #1
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Antifreeze in my spark plug well

I had a misfire code in cylinder 3, so I pulled out the coil and it was covered with antifreeze. I just flushed my radiator last week and since then It has been spittin and acting like it was goin to cut off. Anybody know what's wrong? Need to know somethin asap! Thanks
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:56 PM   #2
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Re: Antifreeze in my spark plug well

you probably have a small leak up top somewhere , like a hose ? hopefully its not the intake manifold , 4.6 are known to crack ....... anyway where ever its leaking its finding its way into the spark plug holes ..........
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:40 PM   #3
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Yea I'm goin to check everything out tomorrow. It wouldn't possibly be a cracked block? I've been readin around, but I really don't think it's that because I still have all the power as I usually do.
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Re: Antifreeze in my spark plug well

TIME FOR A NEW AIR INTAKE MANIFOLD!!!!!! welcome to the family buddy, that is a common issue for the 96-04 mod motor. swap it with a ford raceing model, you will be happy you did.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:19 PM   #5
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Well I have been lookin at gettin a new one anyway. My car just rolled over 174,000 miles so I probably needed another
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:36 AM   #6
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Wouldn't the Ford racing one crack too? Or is it like a "stronger" plastic?
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:58 PM   #7
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Mine cracked at 172,000 miles lol
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:39 PM   #8
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If your worried about a cracked block, cylinder head or head gasket take your radiator cap off start the car and check to see if the coolant is bubbling if so this could indicate any one of the three above
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I flushed my radiator last week and its weird because it didn't start spitting until after I did it. I put 1 gallon of antifreeze and the rest water. It doesn't get real cold down here in georgia so that's why I only put 1 gallon.
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Make sure you use a 50/50 mixture of coolant and water I'm from NC and that's plenty of protection from cold a 50/50 mix is good to about -40F
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Sure will! I just can't believe how much antifreeze is now. It's crazy
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Another thing you can do to check about a head leak is start your car and if you smell a sweet smell coming from your exhaust your getting coolant into the cylinder somewhere
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I flushed my radiator last week and its weird because it didn't start spitting until after I did it. I put 1 gallon of antifreeze and the rest water. It doesn't get real cold down here in georgia so that's why I only put 1 gallon.
Always 50/50 always. If you just flushed you could have an air pocket that will create a 'hot spot' which could cause a blown gasket or cracked manifold from the heat and or added pressure.
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I'm dropping my car off at my uncles this mornin and we are goin to look at it this weekend.
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