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Old 12-27-2009, 06:58 PM
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Default 2000 ranger losing coolant, in oil...HELP

New to blogs I have a 2000 ranger 4.0 with 115000 miles.losing antifreeze and found excess on dipstick. smell antifreeze when outside the truck and no sign of it leaking on the driveway.truck has never overheated and is only driven occasionally running short errands in the past year I live in Michigan and don't think that I have frozen the block up.... any suggestion
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:43 PM
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Sounds like a head gasket issue to me.
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:56 PM
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if its on the dip stick it is more than likely a head gasket
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:11 PM
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Thanks Jay that's what I think also Radiator is low and oil level is high...
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:17 PM
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so what now off it or fix it?
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:28 PM
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got to fix it... can't afford not to...hope to do it myself, I've done it on older cars, I have a 66 Mustang 289 that I have rebuilt.
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:57 PM
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Default Re: 2000 ranger losing coolant, in oil...HELP

Same problem. PLEASE HELP. Had a low idle, half the power. Torn down to the block, engine was OVER FLOWING in "chocolate pudding". head and intake gaskets look fine. waterpump/timing belt cover? I am in such a tight situation with no truck and winter is here...
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:10 PM
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Default Re: 2000 ranger losing coolant, in oil...HELP

the 3.0 loves to warp heads...could also be a cracked block/head
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:27 PM
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Its the head gasket/ or head itself.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:51 PM
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Default Re: 2000 ranger losing coolant, in oil...HELP

you can get replacement heads pretty cheap..local shop actually ordered some for me off ebay...if i find name ill let you know..there supposed to be better in certain areas that factory heads has issues in. work great for me!!!

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270829215560.......here is exact heads i have..part number is from ebay...good luck bud.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:33 PM
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If the head was warped or cracked it would show signs. And i never over heated it. like i said the gaskets were flawless. with this rediculous amount of water in my oil it has to be something big. i cant believe its not obvious. and what would cause a cracked block? this all happened in one night. i went to a party and it was fine, left and halfway back home i popped it in N and coasted down a hill and it dropped down to 400 rpm, and then every time it idled after that. then rapidly started burning antifreeze so i thought it was head/intake gaskets. bought stop leak, started flushing out the system to use it and on the 6th try it started overflowing. so i ripped it apart. water pump? timing belt cover?
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