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Old 08-26-2004, 09:38 AM
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4.2L V-6 Hydrolock

MY 1997 4.2l v-6 locked up last month I just removed the plugs and was
able to get the truck to turn over. Do I need to replace the engine or just the head gaskets?
 
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Old 08-26-2004, 10:42 AM
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Chances are you got coolent in the heads...if that happens, bye bye engine.

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Just to let you know more about it.
 
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Old 08-27-2004, 08:56 AM
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Of What I been reading for the past year, it sounds like your engine is gone. Usually when it starts knocking it's past gone.

Stupid Ford and they're "our '97 & '98 trucks have no problems with the head gaskets. It's just a coincedance that EVERY '97 & '98 truck has this problem. Tough luck. Please tell your family and friends that our vehicles are built Ford tough."

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4.2L v-6 hydrolock

Yeh, I'm convinced the engine is shot I managed to get it to run, but its pretty ragged. Ford made me a pretty good deal on a rebuilt engine 3600.00 installed with a three year warrenty. The truck is in good shape I just worry about another ford v-6 engine having the same problem.
 
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Old 08-27-2004, 10:09 AM
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It shouldn't have the same problem because they will use the updated gaskets. That's what causes the problem.
 
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Old 08-27-2004, 01:27 PM
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Joey (true4.2) is right, but I am considering getting a 4.6L v8 soon and does that truck have the same head gasket problems as ours?? because the one I'm looking at is a 97..
 
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Old 08-28-2004, 10:04 AM
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I've never heard of that problem with the 4.6, but if I were you, I'd fork over the extra couple grand and get a 2000 or newer.
 
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Old 08-28-2004, 10:44 AM
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me 2 -- I don't think they do have the gasket problem, but get a newer model and you fine either way.
 
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thanks guys, IDK its very tempting to buy this baby, even though it is in wisconsin waiting for me...

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Originally Posted by Inda Bonda
Of What I been reading for the past year, it sounds like your engine is gone. Usually when it starts knocking it's past gone.

Stupid Ford and they're "our '97 & '98 trucks have no problems with the head gaskets. It's just a coincedance that EVERY '97 & '98 truck has this problem. Tough luck. Please tell your family and friends that our vehicles are built Ford tough."

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They dont have head gasket problems; its the lower intake gaskets and timing cover gasket.
 
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Old 08-29-2004, 09:46 PM
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That's a pretty decent price for that truck. I know one thing, you could tow a lot more, and 'maybe' do better off road.

http://www.kbb.com/kb/ki.dll/kw.kc.u...150&8;FT;D1&&&

Well, check this out. This is the KBB price on the truck, though I don't know if I have all the specs right. I said it had 100,000 miles on it, loaded, 4WD, 4.6, and everything. Well, the link only works if you go in and manually re-do everything, but it was like 7,600.
 

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Old 08-30-2004, 12:22 AM
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hmm, I'll check that out tomorrow afternoon Joey, seeing that I'm basically dead right now..
 
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mine hydrolocked at 75000 miles don't feel bad man. sorry to hear your loss.
 
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Old 09-08-2004, 12:07 PM
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Ok.. I am new to the site but I would like to ask a few questions of Stevenrenz1431 9or anyone who would know)
I have a 97 4.2L 5-speed man.
I had a my engine light flashing on and off a few days after I was getting a rough idle durring startup. I took it to my friend / mechanic and he told me I had coolent leaking into the heads. I have 116,000 miles on it. he told me to sell the truck soon.
Now my question is what did you do to get FORD to make the deal for the rebuilt w/ 3 year warrenty? Is there something I can do? should I talk to someone. I am guessing that your warrenty was expired when you worked your problem out with FORD.
Thanks Mike
 
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Old 09-08-2004, 04:33 PM
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Sounds to me like he just went to Ford, and that's the deal they made him. Get the engine rebuilt, pay for the 3 year warrantee = between $3-4K.
 

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