Mechanics

IS IT SAFE TO DRIVE MY TO REPAIR GARAGE IF ONE OF THE PLUGS BLOWS OUT OF THE HEAD RATHER THAN PAY THE $150 TOW FEE

2002 Ford Explorer • 15,000 miles

Stereotypical female that doesn't know the first thing about vehicle repairs. In the past three months 2 plugs have blown (number 6, number 2) out of the head of my 2002 explorer ( we now call it the exploder) and number 7 was diagnosed defective. All three had new coils and plugs installed. While being repaired they also said " the valve cover and intake gaskets are leaking causing plug cyl to fill ". Is this the cause of the plugs blowing? This started happening after I took it for an oil change. Is it safe for me to drive? Last time it happened I was stranded on an interstate until I could find a garage willing to tow me at 5 in the morning.
What would be the approximate cost to repair so it won't happen again?
thanks for any help you can give.
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Pdorson
September 14, 2012.



Lots of issues with cylinder heads. You cannot drive like this. It is unsafe to do this.

Roy


ASEMaster6371
Sep 14, 2012.