Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast
not loosing coolant that I notice. oil pressure seems to be good. my only problem is over heating doing 60 mph on 80+ degree days. morning is fine, evening is fine. Radiator may be slightly cooler in the center than around the rest of it. It even over heats with no thermastat which is why they think its a small leak blown head gasket.
I call BS on the dude that diagnosed blown head gasket. I've had a blown head gasket on a 4 banger and V6 (both Fords but doesn't matter) and there were much more obvious signs than what you're describing. I don't even recall either overheating, it just looked like an old steam-engine train going down the road. Both gaskets, when removed had a "crack" roughly the size of a common staple width.
I think I might start with the radiator. In any event, find a friend with mechanical knowledge and do the work yourself.
'98 Wrangler Sport, 4.6L Stroker
12 Counterweight 258 Crank (cut snout-casting #3214723), Sealed Power +.030 Hypereutectic Pistons, 5.875" Connecting Rods, CompCams 68-231-4, Ported/Polished Head, Edelbrock Header, 24# Ford Blue-top Injectors, 63mm bored OEM Throttle Body, Port matched Intake, Autolite Platinum plugs, Accel Coil, LiveWires Distributor & Wires, Centerforce Clutch, Hurst Shifter, modified Mustang GT Air Cannister - CAI, 18" Magnaflow and 2 1/2" exhaust, Balanced Rotating Assembly, Custom PCM tune.
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'04 Mustang GT, 4.6L
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