Do you have any suggestions, as to, what brands I should look in to? I am looking to replace my whole exhaust system, including headers and all. I just want something to fit my truck and have a nice rumble. Thanks
3.8L, hmmm...check the timing cover to see if it's leaking, ditto the valve cover gaskets. Get down on your knees and thank the lawd that the head gaskets haven't blown yet.
3.8L was the most problematic engine FoMoCo ever offered, we used to call it the "miracle" engine. If the timing cover didn't rot out before 40,000 miles, if the head gaskets didn't blow before 50,000 miles, it was a miracle!
FoMoCo was never able to solve the seeping valve cover gaskets, even after changing the gasket and valve cover designs several times. German engineering is not all that it's cracked up to be.
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.
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