94 Taurus 3.8L Valve Job

Can anyone tell me a ballpark amount for doing a full valve job on this car? I took it in today and they said cylider #4 has 75 psi and should be about
twice that. Recently noticed poor idling and gassy smell when the car ran.
Thanks in advance Jared
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you engine is toast i would be pulling the pan and looking for bearing wash #4 cylinder means TROUBLE
you bought a example of ford CRAP
get a new engine
hurc ast
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Sorry, I'm not following. What is "bearing wash"? It sounds like metal deposits from the bearings being worn. Why is #4 such a problem? I only have a couple grand invested in the car to begin with. Can I drive it this way without hurting it further?

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Assuming that it has a lot of miles on it, you are probably better off getting a rebuilt engine or rebuilding yours. I suspect that you have a lot more problems than just some valves not closing properly.
Jeff
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You should make sure your problem is the valves. The 3.8L is not known for valve problems. It is known for head gasket failures. Assuming you mechanic has properly diagnosed the problem, a valve job in the SE US can be done for around $900 at a decent independent shop and in the $13-1500 range at a dealer. If you have a head gasket proble where the engine has lost coolant or has run hot, you likely have damage to the crank bearings which pretty much calls for a complete overhaul. I don't know about where you are but in my part of the world, a good running '94 Taurus can be had for under $1000. The 3.0L V6 is a much more bullet proof engine that does not carry the baggage of persistent known failures.
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