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FORD THUNDERBIRD GAS PROBLEM

1997 Ford Thunderbird • 76,000 miles

After replacing a cracked intake manifold on a V8 97 Tbird that overheated and stalled the car fails to idle. The engine runs and sounds ok as long as you stay on the throttle, as soon as you let off it stalls. As soon as you start it coolant overflows the degas bottle. We tested and had approx 120 psi on each cylinder. We cranked the engine with only one spark plug in at a time but the coolant level was stable. We then tried adjacent cylinders and with plugs in 3 & 4 the coolant surged out of the degas bottle. We assumed this meant the head gasket was blown between 3 & 4. But with the head removed, the gasket, head and cylinder wall all look fine. Any suggestions?
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Guest
October 21, 2012.



Have the head checked for warpage and cracks. Get both heads done the same.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Oct 21, 2012.
The head could be warped or cracked-have it checked out-Magnafluxed

Rasmataz
Oct 21, 2012.
Wow! Same thought-

Rasmataz
Oct 21, 2012.
Yep, we are on the same track, as usual

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Oct 21, 2012.