My good daily driver sedan got totaled a few weeks
ago. Lacking the funds to replace with the like, I purchased a
"problem child" car a neighbor got fustrated with. Its a 93 taurus
with 88,000 miles, ran poorly. only paid $75. for it since our
neighbor was so discontented with it. Since it had nice body, glass
and interior, I figured I might beable to figure out the "bug" and
have a cheap car.
I found the bug alright. Found it had no compression on the 3
cylenders on the one side of the V-6 engine. hmm. pulled the head, all
the valves burt badly. okay no problem, I can get another head and
valves cheap enough....
I got to thinking about it though why did the cylenders on the one
side of the V-6 have 130-145 lbs of compression, but NONE of the
cylenders on the other side had compression due to the burt valves.
That got me worried, what caused the valve failure on only one side of
the V-6 on an engine with 88, 000 miles....I sure would really hate to
put another head on there to find that it was some cooling passage
blocked, thus causing valve failure. Should I be concerned with this
or just put the new head on?