Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Ford Thunderbird V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 130000 miles
Today when I got my oil changed, when he drained the oil, the first thing that came out was like chocolate milk. He said that's water/antifreeze mixed in with the oil and the head gasket is going out.
One mechanic said they can do a pressure test and see where it's leaking, but I fear it will only make problems worse. I found a product on line called "Bar's Leaks - Head Gasket Repair". Here are the links...
So far, it has not overheated or anything. If it runs rough when it is started in the morning, I've not noticed it, because I use a remote start to warm it up. I took it to the garage because it was making a screechy noise when it started and when I turned. They replaced the Harmonic Balancer yesterday.
Do you think the Bar's Leak would be a good inexpensive thing to try to save my engine? It's only $30 at Autozone. I would probably pay a mechanic to follow the instructions in detail and hope it works! Just looking for advice. Do you know if they work? If it did, do you think it would fix it for good? It's just too beautiful of a car to scrap! I've always fixed any problem that it's had and have put quite a bit of money into it through the years. I've had it for 12 years. Here's a pic of my beautiful T-bird...
have the same problem?
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 AT 6:39 PM