Well, aint we pleasant! Heads are already off (6 hour job) and rebuilt
ones are in the back. Just don't have time as we are busy with the in-laws
and the holidays. I knew the engine was removed from the bottom the minute
I laid eyes on the van. Bottom end of the engine is fine. Top end is shot.
Removing the engine is no biggie. Just follow the instructions or flip the
van over. Not a problem. Sheesh.
We had the same thing happen with a '93 Aerostar 4L. Valve/cylinder
#2 burned out. Same shudder thing in ours, doing 55 - 65 on the
highway in OD. Felt like a flat tire at times. Drove in D after we
realized what had happened, to keep it from shaking so much...although
it was fun to talk and make funny noises while shimmy-ing up the
road... like when we were kids and talked through the back of a floor
fan in the summer time. :) Have fun working on the van.
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