I just purchased a 1997 Crown Vic Interceptor. (120000 miles)
Now there is heavy steam & anti freeze coming from the tail pipes.
It also takes a long time to start now. There is no water or coolant mixed in
the oil. The under hood area is dry- no leaks The only thing i noticed the
day before was that the check engine light was blinking.
CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN ??
sounds like you have a crack in one of your cylinders You either have to
replace the whole engine or see if you can install a cylinder liner in the
affected cylinder. It must be a small crack but it went all the way thru
the cylinder wall otherwise you would of notice it in your oil.
A wild guess says the fix is more simplier than that. However, if it IS
a cracked block you are going to find a buying a new block is much
cheaper than installing a liner. The 4.6 M-6010-D46 Romeo bare blocks
or the 4.6 M-6010-W46 Windsor bare blocks are available from your Ford
dealer for $350 or less. (2004 Motorsport Catalog. I'm too tight to buy
the 2006 version) ;-)
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