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FORD CONTOUR CYLINDER HEAD PROBLEM

1996 Ford Contour • 145,000 miles

I have a 1996 Ford Contour 2.0 16 valve Vtec dual overhead cam engine. Radiator hose broke, car overheated. I pulled the head and had it milled and pressure tested. Put everything back together. Started right up but as it got warm water vapor steaming out the valve cover breather tube. I would think it is a cracked head but I had it tested when it was off the car getting milled.

Is there anything else that this could be? Looking for ideas.

Thanks

Jim
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JamesMNorman
November 20, 2012.



Have apro look at it what you think may be vapor may actually be nothing to be concerned about. Check yoru pcv system for working as well.

Hmac300
Nov 20, 2012.
I pulled the valve cover and it is radiator fluid (antifreeze).
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Tiny
JamesMNorman
Nov 20, 2012.
The the cylinder head was either incorrectly installed or the head gasket or the cylinder head is cracked. If the head wasnot disassembled then it wasn't tesed very well, have it retested. Or replace it.

Hmac300
Nov 20, 2012.
Ok, thanks

Tiny
JamesMNorman
Nov 20, 2012.

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