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ENGINE IS LOCKED UP.

1998 Ford Explorer

Engine Performance problem
1998 Ford Explorer V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 158000 miles

Five weeks ago someone put something in the gas tank.I did not know so I started the truck and it ran for about a minute then shut off and would not start again. Mind you it would turn over. After sitting at the shop for a week. They pulled the tank. The gas was red orange with a chemical type smell. The engine was locked up. Pulled the fuel injecters. Ends are pink with a some build up. My question is should I pull the heads? If this motor locked up because of what was put in the gas tank and not because it was ran without oil or water. Do you think I will find it without tearing the motor all the way down?
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Firefly31601
September 20, 2008.




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