Mechanics

I HAVE A SE VAN WITH A 3.8 V6. WATER SEEPS INTO THE CYLINDERS AND OIL. IT RUNS ROUGH AT IDLE. COULD THERE BE A CHANCE THAT THE PLASTIC UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD BE DEFECTIVE LIKE THE GM 3.8 V6? THIS VEHICLE HAS 176,283 MILES ON IT.

2002 Ford Windstar

Vehicle has 176,283 miles on it. Water seeps into cylinders and/or oil. Runs rough. Slight improvement with idle after oil and filter replacement.
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Dcsautorepair2
May 17, 2012.



If the coolant level in the reservoir is going down, suspect a leaking head gasket.

Caradiodoc
May 17, 2012.
That engine had a lot of head gasket problems. Have a cylinder leak down test done. It will confirm the problem. There were a lot of problems with the gaskets.

Djcl
May 17, 2012.