I recently got a deal on this car. Actually, it was given to me and I was
told that it had a cracked head or blown head gasket, but that was a guess
as far as I know so far. Anyway, there's oil in the coolant and coolant in
the oil. Could be an intake gasket too. I want to know if there are any
*known* problems with this engine. Does anyone have experience with this
engine that can tell me if there is a problem that is typical?
Thanks for your input.
You've found the known problems. They are a dastardly engine - don't
even TRY to repair the one you have. Get a guality rebuilt long-block.
and then watch the coolant like a hawk. ONE oz of coolant in the oil
will scrub the bearings out of it in no time.Or put a 5.0 crate engine
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The head gaskets blow on the 3.8 engines.
The transmissions are weak
The brake rotors warp.
The NHTSA government web site under consumer complaints on this car
lists alot of unexplained electrical fires.
Congratulations on your "deal"
95 T-Bird LX 4.6 v8
Don't appreciate everyone dissing the 3.8. The brakes are the same as
the ones in the 302's, the transmissions are the same also. You call
an AOD a weak transmission? Funny, the tranny in your 4.6 is the same
with a few electronics in it. I have a '92 with a 3.8 and it's
running strong past 100,000 with absolutely no problems, and I whip
the crap out of it. Yeah they've had headgasket problems, that sounds
like the case here, but you don't need to be rude and tell him his car
is a piece of junk.
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