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2.3L ('83-'97) recent head gasket blow up. foamy or milky oil.....


GRNRANGR

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1997
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Ford Ranger XL
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
5" front Mid travel
Total Drop
1"
Tire Size
33
My credo
life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you take it.
recent head gasket blow out/replacement now i havefoamy or milky residue in valve cover and smoke coming from valve cover out the hose that goes back to the intake throttle body. truck running not so good. rough idle and poor acceleration, but gets up to highway speeds. help.

oil changed
coolant changed
timing belt changed

also number two cylinder has some oil in on spark plug.
 


superj

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2004
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ranger edge
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3.0 V6
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183 ci of tire shredding power
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2WD
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none
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none
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235s
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drives a stick shift ranger
take them off and wash them in a bucket of gas or maybe alcohol will also work.

compression is good now? how about vacuum gage reading?
 

rusty ol ranger

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Ford
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2.9 V6
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177 CID
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Wondering if you ate a ring.

How long did it run with coolant in the oil?
 

GRNRANGR

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Vehicle Year
1997
Make / Model
Ford Ranger XL
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
5" front Mid travel
Total Drop
1"
Tire Size
33
My credo
life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you take it.
so my compression was good I assumed, timing was out but rechecked timing and marks were in the right spot.
now I am thinking it was lower compression in number two cylinder because of the ate ring. Sounds like the culprit for the sluggish power.
Well it blew up then got towed then I drove it 230 miles round trip. Then I noticed that it was smoking.

There was some gouges on the #2 cylinder piston and I just Assumed it was from the gasket and hoping it wasn’t something else.
compression test coming soon. Thanks
 

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