I HAVE A 1996 FORD CONTOUR 2

  • Tiny
  • JamesMNorman
  • 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

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 AT 3:02 PM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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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.

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 AT 3:04 PM
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I pulled the valve cover and it is radiator fluid (antifreeze).

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 AT 3:09 PM
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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.

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 AT 3:27 PM
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Ok, thanks

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 AT 3:40 PM

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