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Old 10-02-2010, 12:12 PM
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Default water in engine... need answers

If you get a hole in the timing cover can you get water/ coolant in the engine?
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:27 PM
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Default Re: water in engine... need answers

not coolant unless you got a hose or rad leak, but water can get in.
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:50 PM
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Default Re: water in engine... need answers

more than likely a blown head gasket
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:19 AM
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I went to the shop after temp gauge was going up/ down. There was "NO" water/ coolant in the engine. So they replaced water pump/thermostat/radiator ..... 2 weeks later it started over heating again and water/ coolant "was" in the engine. They showed me the hole in the cover. Shop says it could have happened after he worked on my truck because my truck has high miles (200,000) it is hard to say. He cut the labor cost for the second repairs. I am trying to stretch the life of this motor til I buy another car within 2 mths. And I want to keep it as a 2nd car. Now there is a funny noise from the lower part of the engine. He is going pull the motor and we are going to see what is wrong. I am hoping I don't need a new motor. I just can't seem to let go of my lil' ranger!
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Old 10-03-2010, 04:08 PM
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Default Re: water in engine... need answers

Noise = deluted oil with h2o main bearing or rod knock. Get a junkyard motor
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Old 10-04-2010, 03:27 AM
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I went to the shop after temp gauge was going up/ down. There was "NO" water/ coolant in the engine. So they replaced water pump/thermostat/radiator ..... 2 weeks later it started over heating again and water/ coolant "was" in the engine. They showed me the hole in the cover. Shop says it could have happened after he worked on my truck because my truck has high miles (200,000) it is hard to say. He cut the labor cost for the second repairs. I am trying to stretch the life of this motor til I buy another car within 2 mths. And I want to keep it as a 2nd car. Now there is a funny noise from the lower part of the engine. He is going pull the motor and we are going to see what is wrong. I am hoping I don't need a new motor. I just can't seem to let go of my lil' ranger!
Your mech is a crook. Thats the first thing that needs replacing.
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Old 10-04-2010, 03:46 AM
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Your mech is a crook. Thats the first thing that needs replacing.
i second that. he sounds like an r-tard.
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:58 PM
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Your mech is a crook. Thats the first thing that needs replacing.
Thanks for the reply. In your opinion which parts should have been replaced first?
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Old 10-04-2010, 11:50 PM
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Thanks for the reply. In your opinion which parts should have been replaced first?
Well, if the engine was getting hot and you werent losing coolant, I would have flushed it and replaced the thermostat...


If you were losing coolant but couldnt find where it was going, I would have taken it to get tested to see if exhaust gasses were getting in the coolant system.


If there was no leak, and no signs of a blown HG, I would replace the guage.


Not saying my way is the best to go about it, but it sure beats the hell out of buying a waterpump, radiator, thermostat, headgasket + labor.
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