Just got off the phone with a friend that works at ford. The mechanic at the dealership identified the water in the oil and told me that this comes from condensation in the engine block and that it is a normal condition in all f150s with the 5. Vehicle had less than or close to 100,000 miles. Nothing at all was done to correct this defect. Certainly Ford should issue a recall, or at least pay to have the problem fixed. In this test step, you'll be doing a compression test and more importantly. Gonna do head gaskets on it.
I believe this fire was caused by the speed control switch, of which there have been at least two recalls on of which we were never informed about. Symptoms Of A Blown Head Gasket The most common cause of a blown head gasket is that the engine overheated because: 1 Fan Clutch is not working, 2 All of the coolant leaked out of the engine and you kept driving it this way. I have attached the fire report and photos. We open the front of the building using a crowbar to see a very smoky and hot fire around the F150. Detach the timing chains from their sprockets, and remove both exhaust manifolds from the engine block. Position a stepladder next to the truck so you can reach all the way down, almost to the bottom of the engine while standing outside the engine bay.
Had it towed home, checked the threads and replaced the plug and coil. Flanged head bolts require a different tightening sequence. Loosen the valve cover and lift the valve cover off the head with a blown head gasket. The head gasket lies between the cylinder head and the engine block, and makes a tight seal between the two components. If you don't keep the cam in the proper position when bolting on the head or have the crank positioned properly you will be putting valves in it. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed.
On the morning in question, I went out and attempted to start the vehicle. Raise and lower the front of the truck with the floor jack and install the exhaust manifold using a wrench to tighten the manifold nuts. Tie up the hanging portion of the exhaust that was connected to the exhaust manifold before continuing. Now move all the way to the right for the last two bolts: the top bolt is 7, and the bottom bolt is 8. Ended up needing a new head gasket, which come to find out are notorious on the 4. Check the head for straightness and erosion from the water leak.
Vic also said he had a compression leak to the atmosphere which is also common on these engines, sounds just like an exhaust leak but if you use a piece of vacuum tubing stuck in you ear to listen it is pin pointed to the cyl head gasket. I'll guide you step by step thru' all 4. Move to the bolts to the right of center: the top bolt is 3, and the bottom bolt is 4. The third one involves doing a compression check and the last one involves using a combustion leak tester commonly known as a block tester. Have not had any plug problems on the 4. Start at the middle of the F-150 head. Strong smell of gas was present in cab of truck.
Once you have recorded the compression value, have you helper get out of the vehicle and wait outside of it. Only a flickering check engine light. The top bolt is 7, and the bottom bolt is 8. After opening the hood, the contact discovered that the spark plug separated from the engine head. The fire then spread and burned through the tire before the fire department was able to contain and put out the flames. I have also replace 2 coils on this side of the engine and also had to replace the head gasket on that side. Detach the hose from the engine block.
At the point it stops climbing, have your assistant stop cranking the engine. Also, is it important to use Ford parts in this application or are there upgraded aftermarket parts? Remove the compression tester and repeat the above steps in the remaining cylinders. The second cracked much later and leaked, so it's now on it's third intake. Loosen the rocker arm retaining nuts and remove all the rocker arms and push rods. Said failure of gasket constitutes due to location of failure a significant risk of fire caused by exhaust system which is in close proximity. At just over 130,000 miles the engine began knocking on the interstate and progressively grew worse as I was looking for a exit, it started to lose power and I got it to the shoulder before it died.
The solution to this problem is replacing both head gaskets. Detach any additional cables, electrical connectors and hoses that restrict your access to the cylinder head. Not a bad job but you do need to pay attention when you set up the cams, gears and chains. No lost of coolant until now. Don't is metal scrapers on the block when cleaning the gasket surface, Motorcraft Metal Surface prep with a brass pot scrubbing brush works very well. Six months later, while driving on the freeway, the 8 spark plug was ejected.