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Old 05-13-2015, 12:35 AM   #1
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Blown head gasket!! ??

Well I'm pretty sure I have a blown head gasket number 7 misfire code due to coolant in cylinder head, also brown spungy **** in my reservoir tank. I'm going to it myself shouldn't be a problem but I'm asking to get any advice from any of you guys who have done it before it's the driver side gasket!!


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Sorry it's a 96 mustang get 4.6 2v


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Milkshake oil and a misfire code is most likely a head gasket.


The good news is now you have a perfect excuse to put PI heads/cams/intake on the car. Will fix your issue and give you a 40rwhp bump.
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I don't have water in oil but that doesn't mean it's not a head gasket. Wondering if intake gasket can cause coolant in my number 7 cylinder previous own had same issue and the changed intake gasket they could've installed improperly


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I don't have water in oil but that doesn't mean it's not a head gasket. Wondering if intake gasket can cause coolant in my number 7 cylinder previous own had same issue and the changed intake gasket they could've installed improperly


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I had a very small coolant leak from my manifold gasket, causing coolant to mix with my engine oil. When I first noticed it I thought the worst, I changed the oil immediately upon noticing, and in just a few days I noticed it slowly happening again. Well the day I noticed it was beginning to show signs of coolant again, on my drive home from work my heater core nipple on my manifold blew. When I removed my manifold I noticed that my gasket was torn up in 2 seperate areas. Well after installing my new manifold and gasket, 2 weeks later, no more coolant in my oil 👍

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I fixed it was coolant in spark plug housing causing misfire the leak was coming from backside of my manifold I believe


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I fixed it was coolant in spark plug housing causing misfire the leak was coming from backside of my manifold I believe


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Good to hear 👍. My manifolds gasket was leaking from the backside as well. Glad it wasn't a head gasket.

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From what i hear, you gotta overheat these cars to get a failed head gasket. but the intake manifold and gasket just likes to die around 100+k miles.
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From what i hear, you gotta overheat these cars to get a failed head gasket. but the intake manifold and gasket just likes to die around 100+k miles.
Yea I've also heard with these cars that the temp gauge SUCKS, you CAN overheat the car without really knowing it at the time. My stock manifold (alum crossover) and gasket lasted 150k before it blew.

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The stock gauges are called "idiot gauges" for a reason. If you are just stock with a few bolt ons and the stock tune its not a huge problem but as soon as you put a tune on the car you NEED water/oil/wideband. Fuel pressure is a good one too.
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