RUNS ROUGH BUT SEEMS TO BE BETTER AFTER OIL AND FILTER CHANGE

2002 Ford Windstar

Tiny

dcsautorepair2

May, 17, 2012 AT 12:31 AM

I have a 2002 ford windstar 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. Water seeps into cylinders and/or oil. Runs rough. Slight improvement with idle after oil and filter replacement.

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Tiny

caradiodoc

May, 17, 2012 AT 12:40 AM

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

Tiny

djcl

May, 17, 2012 AT 12:46 AM

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.

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