Originally Posted by mav17
Ehhh can't blame dads for trying to help. Just gotta be extra careful next time, i read somewhere that setting the timing off can literally destroy a motor.
And on that note, i must've celebrated too soon. Took the truck out for a 20 mile or so drive, finally threw her on the highway too, and now she's shooting white smoke out the from where the intake mani and head meet, loss of power and loud ticking noise. She even stalled out on me a couple times and had to let her sit for about an hour before i could turn her on again. So much for the head gasket being the only issue with this engine
She was driving fine too for the first 50 or so miles i put on her. Then again i never really took her past 50mph till i hit the highway.
Dads are fine, even when your in your 30's like me
If you have an interferance motor, which i believe most of the v6's do, then yes, you might as well plan on replacing an engine because a 30 dollar timing belt broke. If its a non interferance like mine, which i believe most 4 cylinders arent, then the truck just shuts off and kicks out of gear and no harm is done. Im not sure why or what the difference is when it comes to Ford not making the V6's non interferance engines, but for some reason they didnt.
Well, if its blowing out white smoke, it doesnt sound like a timing problem at all. What did you seal the gasket back up with. A chiltons manual could help you out big time with relooking at what you did with your head gasket.
To be honest, i know its a pain staking process. Did you clean the surface well before installing the gasket? You also need to really clean your heads and intake.
Ive found with these rangers, if an intake is dirty, it can really cause problems. I have a K&N filter on mine and reguarly clean my lhose, but I also spray some WD40 into the intake and wipe it out about every oil change. These trucks build up a lot of sut that can rest in the way of your gasket as well and may be causing you problems.