JUST REPLACED THIS ENGINE WITH A USED DOHC ...

  • Tiny
  • Ballys
  • 2000 Ford Taurus
  • 150,000 miles

Just replaced this engine with a used dohc engine
The car barley drives down the street but after 15 to 20 minutes of idling compliant start to rise in reserviour and then start coming out from under cap coolant is not boiling the gauge temp stay in middle
If I put heater on high it take longer for coolant to build up in reserviour
Is the headgasket blown

Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Monday, October 29th, 2012 AT 8:15 PM

3 Replies

  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
  • Expert
  • 30,561 posts

Check for a blocked radiator and also a faulty thermostat, get a head check done this is a quick and simple chemical test to check for a head gasket problem, start here.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 AT 11:37 AM
  • Tiny
  • Ballys
  • Member

I did chemical test and it was ok no change in color
I took the thermostat out it opened up when I put it in boiling qater

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 AT 12:42 PM
  • Tiny
  • Ballys
  • Member

I took one of the plugs in the back on this duratech engine and under pressure anti freez came out from the plug hole
This confirm its a headgasket or something worse

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 AT 6:41 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Similar Questions