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Old 03-08-2013, 11:15 AM
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Question on head gaskets

Hey guys. I have a 99 F150 4.2 manual that has been trouble free for 135000 miles. About a week ago I had an overheat condition with the heater on only. I quickly replaced the thermostat and it seemed to fix the problem. But, during the procees I noticed oil in the coolant reservoir that was never there before. It is pretty full of oil now. I'm not driving it now but I have no symptoms of a head gasket problem other than the coolant. Oil still is within range on the dipstick, no smoke, no loss of power, no water in the oil. I was just wondering if anyone else has had this problem or heard of it. I love this truck and I'm trying to find out if its worth it to repair it or not.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:34 PM
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Those engines seem to have a tendency to crack heads if they get hot. I looked at three trucks with 4.2's, all had head problems.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:02 PM
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Thats what I'm afraid of. I don't have the time to tear it apart to find out it's trashed.
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