We have a 97 Cougar with the 4.6v8, I have a question, this engine will
crank over, but it backfires through the throttle body, even more when
starting fluid is added. Could this car have jumped timing? A Friend said
it had a blown head gasket.....Could this be true?
I figured maybe it had jumped timing, because it still will fire but it
seems like its at the wrong time...If it is the timing chain/gear worn out,
will that hurt the engine? Can it be fixed without internal damage?
Could be or maybe not.. there's a thing called a 'leak-down test' that
would determine if valves are bent. Or headgasket fail between cylinders.
Note: You arent going to get comprehensive help on the entire problem and
solution/repair, here. There simply isnt time or energy. The answer is
to get a book, or the shop CD off ebay... and figure things out for
Further info may be on
Because it's the same engine
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
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