• Tiny
  • Diesle
  • 1996 Ford Mustang
  • 14,000 miles

I am working on a 96 mustang 3.8. I found out that ford had a recall on this year and model due to blown head gaskets. Do you know if the gaskets were blowing in this car because of a bad engine designe or was it a bad gasket design? I ask this because I am about to replace the gaskets but I wanted to know if these gaskets were just going to blow out as well. Thanks

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 AT 12:53 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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No recall that I could find at all to do with this.

Tsb about sealers, straightening checking and such but thats it.

You have a 15 year old car that may have been overheated more than once causing the failure. I am sure when you get it apart, you will see what happened. I would stick to oem gaskets to be sure of any updates.
Make sure you check the rad for restriction when you are done.


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