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Hey I heard that these mustang v6's are know to blow head gaskets is this true? Mine is leaking n I need to get it replaced before it blows.
 

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Yep, I have the same problem with about 84k miles.
I'm probably trading in for a newer mustang soon instead of worrying about mine more, that head gasket has screwed my entire cooling system for almost a year.
 

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how do you know that your HEAD gasket is leaking? what signs or indications are you seeing


and yes the pre99s are pretty known for blowing headgaskets in the later miles 80k+
 

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yeah mine blew but not cause of mileage. i had a bad cooling system. the headgasket is cheap its gettin someone to replace em thats $$$. and replace both too. if you replace one and not the other "its like going back into the dirty clothes and gettin your boxers out to wear again". i dunno what the hell that means my auto tech teacher said that.
 

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if your headgasket is leaking stop driving now
 

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yeah thats not good, your losing coolant and oil, they are mixing, and not being nice to your engine. you need to replace it ASAP
 

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will you guys please tell me how and why you think yours is leaking cause i can almost garuntee its the valve cover you guys are all thinking about
 

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will you guys please tell me how and why you think yours is leaking cause i can almost garuntee its the valve cover you guys are all thinking about

probably
 

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My machanic told me that mine was leakin he said its not bad n its not mixing in the oil yet, but its somthing that needs to be fixed in the near futur.
 

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My machanic told me that mine was leakin he said its not bad n its not mixing in the oil yet, but its somthing that needs to be fixed in the near futur.
yeah like tomorrow lol
 

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Its not that bad dude, i just had my oil changed on saturday n there was no antifreeze mixed in da oil.
 

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Its not that bad dude, i just had my oil changed on saturday n there was no antifreeze mixed in da oil.
yeah but a leaking headgasket no matter how minor can open up at anytime and you'll have a mess
 

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yea i know thats why i wanna get it fixed as soon as i get da money.
 

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Well I have oil residue in my coolant reservoir, and I'm losing coolant faster than I should be. The coolant also sits on the engine and smells when I idle for a while.

Is that still a leaking head gasket?

edit: I have no idea about white exhaust smoke, I mean I have it but it's freezing here so everyone has it.

Also, I'm noticing me and Mo have almost the exact same car lol, except mine's a vert. I wonder if it's more of a 97 v6 problem and less of a general 94-98 problem? I'm talking out of my ass though.
 

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Well I have oil residue in my coolant reservoir, and I'm losing coolant faster than I should be. The coolant also sits on the engine and smells when I idle for a while.

Is that still a leaking head gasket?

edit: I have no idea about white exhaust smoke, I mean I have it but it's freezing here so everyone has it.

Also, I'm noticing me and Mo have almost the exact same car lol, except mine's a vert. I wonder if it's more of a 97 v6 problem and less of a general 94-98 problem? I'm talking out of my ass though.
oil in coolant=blown
 

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mine was blown for a long while and never got worse. It did however overheat all the damn time which is no good for any part of the engine. coolant didnt get into the oil, but oil/carbon deposits made there way into the coolant lines and radiator. I didn't replace it earlier cause at the time i didnt realize the issue because for the longest time we thought it was air bubbles in the system and thermostat issues.
 

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yeah but a leaking headgasket no matter how minor can open up at anytime and you'll have a mess
thats called the mechanic that made it but didnt made it

a REAL mechanic will know if a head gasket is bad. theres no its only a lil bad
if its leaking its BAD
the pressures in the cylinder is not worth risking.

if its leaking its bad
and i truly do not see how you guys think its leaking just like the mechanic...you will get smoke,(white) or your oil will be black/white and dis-colored

also a loss of coolant will be noticable
 
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