cooked engine?

Discussion in 'Maintenance Shop' started by Bjones, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Bjones

    Bjones New Member

    I have been asked to repair a company owned ranger xlt 3.0. Multiple people drive it and not all of them pay attention to the gauges. I am guesssing it was driven for about 2 weeks while overheating when I was informed that the truck had begun to run poorly. I went to look at it and the temp gauge was maxed out. The thermostat housing had begun to leak and the thermostat went bad, so they were replaced. Since then it runs like not all cylinders are firing, it has not much power, and it is backfiring like a champ. My boss thinks it has jumped time. I think it needs new rings. Please help I am lost:blink:
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  3. SalRanger2

    SalRanger2 Ranger Lover

    if they overheated it my guess would be that took out a head gasket. bad head gasket could cause it to run rough like that, also check to see if the oil is milky from coolant in it.
  4. Dcrymes99ranger

    Dcrymes99ranger Riding low and broke!!!

    I was gonna say check the head gaskets and valvecover gaskets.
  5. OP

    Bjones New Member

    I replaced the head gasket already and the coolant looks like mud but the oil seems ok. The valve cover gaskets were in fine shape. I think the coolant looks like mud because certain people think bars stop leak is a miracle drug for vehicles:no:
  6. SalRanger2

    SalRanger2 Ranger Lover

    ok, id do a compression test next then. vacuum leaks too
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2013
  7. Rodest

    Rodest New Member

    You need to hire mechanic to solve the problem. Causing long delay can effect your engine badly
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2013
  8. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Ususally letting it go like that will blow out the head gasket. I would have a mechanic look at it for sure. Sometimes it is cheaper to replace the whole engine than the tear down and head gasket repair on those 3.0's.

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