My 1991 ranger (75.000 mi) 3.0 standard pickup has been running hot but not really overheating, I changed thermastat, and radiator, just picked truck up from radiator shop. Still running hot (needle between al and line) I can smell scalding coolant and I see moisture and steam forming on the right side of the block. Just above the exhaust. I also have tell tale water in oil signs like its milky looking and the oil is really hot. I know that this is at least a head gasket problem but how can I know if the damage is any worse without paying 30. Dollars an hour to have someone take it apart. Dont really trust the shops in my area ( a lot of bad business to say the least. And my oil wasnt milky Before they replaced the radiator)? Im not a mechanic by any means but id like to keep from paying out cash I dont have for something I dont need.
Saturday, April 29th, 2006 AT 12:10 AM