it may indicate a blown head gasket If it's a four cylinder they are famous for blowing head gaskets. The new version of the head gasket fixes the problem.
Hmm, water in the oil filter does indicate a problem. Head gasket possibly.
Not necessarily. Check the rocker gasket.
Begin by removing the cover to your 1993 Ford Ranger valve cover. Remove the gasket and clean the surface. Put the new gasket on and return the elf cover to its original position.
The only permanent repair is to replace the gasket with a new one.
A replacement part for a 2002 Ford Ranger oil pan gasket will cost a price close to $40. The part can be purchased from a auto parts store.
It means you have a bad head gasket.
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Was an intake manifold gasket for me.
Bad spark plug, plug wire or both. Also burnt valve, blown head gasket, or severely worn rings. A defective intake manifold gasket is another possibility.
== == I used to stick the "sniffer" of a smog machine into the radiator (after draining out some coolant) while in the manual gas reading mode. any HC's and you know you got a problem. Only way to tell if it's a cracked head or just a gasket is to pull it and magnaflux/dye test the head
on the backside of the engine by the firewall
replace head gasket
Just the thermostat and the gasket.
Yes it is.
Broken piston rings, blown head gasket for starters. Run a compression test to determine if it is rings, or head gasket related. Low compression on any cylinder will indicate one of these possible problems.
you have to pull the engine.
Sounds more to me like a radiator problem.
Try running a compression check on each cylinder and you may find one or two low. If the low ones are side by side this could indicate a blown gasket. Check your oil and if it is cloudy that would indicate water in the oil.
I had this problem and the manfold gasket was leaking I am aware of sensor issues with this but I has to replace the manifold gasket problem solved.
If its a legitimate knocking then you would want to go with head gasket if its a tapping you would be looking at a valve
Many gasket kits actually recommend using a gasket goo. As long as you are careful and get only a light coating to hold the gasket while installing you will have no problem.
You may have a cracked head or a bad head gasket.
Did you reset the light? I don't know what gasket you changed, but undoubtedly that was not the problem. The check engine light comes on when there is a problem with the emissions system.
There are no particular years that cause a head gasket failure, it can happen any time.