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Old September 12th, 2012, 03:37 PM
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well my little 350.00 project Ford Ranger seems to be plagued with a few problems...it has the 4 cyl engine and standard trans (non-auto) while going over the vehicle I found a lot of Oil scum in the radiator...smells like engine oil and is greasy like engine oil...now am an older guy (60's) and in my life that usually meant head gasket and/or warped head...but in these new fangled machines it could mean a lot more or a lot less...has anyone got any Ideas as to what it may be?...truck is not running due to fuel pump issue...for the price of 350.00 it's in pretty good condition...so a few hundred bucks getting it up and running would be ok...any more and I will just sell it...as is for a few bucks more...or maybe if possible dump another engine in...so I guess I am asking do you all think its a head gasket or what.
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I think 9 times out of 10 it is. How many miles on the 'ol 4 banger?

Is there any foaming/water on the oil dipstick?

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49,999.9 is what it shows but probably a 1 maybe a 2 in front of those numbers dipstick looks clean no water and no foam or ash look to oil
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Any power loss, smoke out of the tailpipe, or blowby?
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*cough*
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...truck is not running due to fuel pump issue...
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Jelarf, did you notice any of the symptoms Blue mentioned above before you undertook the fuel pump swap?


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no saw it run and went to haul it back and it started the fuel starvation so did not get a lot of time to check it out....kinda figured at 350.00 I could always sell it for the same to the junk yard...but its such a solid little truck with working AC..and here in AZ that's a real plus...I figure I can take the time and pull the head...and see what condition the my valves and head are in...I do wish I had a little more run time before it crapped out to run some tests but it is what it is...I was just hopeful...maybe it might be something else a little simpler...
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do yuo have water in the oil


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could be just a simple bad $18 gasket


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Have you done a compression check?


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I think with all my other "Projects" I am just going to sell it to the scarp yard, they will give me 500.00 for it and so off it goes on Monday to its final resting place...I am restoring two other cars and just don't see the upside to all the work...thank you for all your help and as always really sharp answers


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