I have done six gasket jobs on the 3.8. I did not have to have any of these heads resurfaced,the were just bad gaskets right from the start.
Use your search engine,type in torque specs 3.8, then choose the first one on the list . All Ford mustangs 3.8 specs. these are the specs i used on all eight cars and all worked fine. This is basically the same motor but turned to drive rear wheels instead of the front.
6 4 2 8
5 1 3 7
Step 1: Torque from 47-53 Nm (35 to 39 Ft/Lbs)
Step 2: Back off all bolts 360
Step 3: Torque from 27 -33NM (20 to 24 Ft/Lbs)
Step 4: Torque rotate 85-95
Step 5: Torque rotate additional 85-95
See "Related Links" for example of head bolt torque specifications - Autozone's free, online Chiltons Manual
Get a shop manual. This is a complex procedure.
NO get it fixed or you will be replacing an engine $$$ Soon.
On the Villager, replacing both gaskets is most easily done by removing the engine from the vehicle.
The head gasket is gone and water or coolant has mixed with the engine oil. Replacing the head gasket is no big deal.
if it is pumping out when you rev engine then you have a blown head gasket
If you have coolant on the top of the engine it could be a leaky thermostat housing or a leaking intake gasket.
Your question is best answered with" purchase a manual"! Reason being, looking for help with torque numbers also requires sequence. Without the proper sequence, you will destroy, at the very least, the head gasket. an inexpensive manual can be found at all patrts stores.
You do not need any special crankshaft installer, when replacing the head gasket. The crankshaft and the head gasket are on opposite ants of the engine.
It's supposed to do that.
The cost to replace a head gasket on a 1995 Chevy Impala is between $1800 and $2200. This job is very labor intensive and requires replacing many of the engine major gaskets.
Resurfacing the head of an engine is necessary when replacing the head gasket. An improperly surfaced head will not allow a tight seal and can result in a costly repair.
The approximate cost to change an oil pan gasket, on your Ford Taurus, is $125. The oil pan gasket can be purchased for $10.
Engine seal? Valve cover gasket? Timing chain cover?
It would be recommended if coolant had mixed with the engine oil before the head gasket was replaced.
By replacing the whole gasket.
A blown gasket can be repaired by replacing the gasket...if you are talking about the head gasket, then you have to remove the cylinder head from the engine block and replace the gasket that is inbetween them. Cracked heads generally have to be replaced because they are made of aluminum which cannot be repaired permanently once it is cracked.
If you're going to replace the motor then why would you be replacing the head gasket? Normally a blown head gasket will not require the engine to be replaced. If the head is cracked or warped it may need replacing but not necessarily the entire engine. Unless you continue driving the car after it got hot and blew the gasket more than likely the only thing that will need replacing is the gaskets itself. The only way to know for sure is to open it up. If only the gasket is defective you will more likely spend around $1000. But it really depends on who performs the repair.
If you remove the head then of course you replace the head gasket.Where can you get sodium silicate to fix a blown head gasket?Know that adding sodium silicate to an engine is only a temporary fix for a blown head gasket and will not permantly fix the problem. The only permanent fix is to replace the head gasket. I would never add any head gasket fix material to any engine.
Yes there are sealers out there that can be used to seal or repair the gasket
The Ford Taurus for the most part has a V6 engine. It has 2 head gaskets. Some very early model Taurus's had 4 cylinder engines which had 1 head gasket.
The same place as any other engine. Between the cylinder head (hence the name ) and the cylinder block. This is of course assuming the engine is correctly assembled.
if its found early you might get away with just replacing the gasket, it could warp the head and will need a skim if an engine is run with a shot gasket you could seize the engine and the only remedy is a replacement, if its a banger and not economical to repair (labour costs ect..) sell as spare or repair and it will give you a few ££ towards your next car
extremely difficult without removing the engine. i have seen some drop the engine down about a foot by disconnecting the motor and transmission mounts & did not disconnect alot of lines and were able to change the intake gasket.