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Replaced Head gaskets 4.0


A Stalzer

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I have a 1997 ford ranger 4.0. The truck got hot on the way home one night and was out of water. It had been using some water. So I did a pressure test and would hold pressure at all. I pulled the motor thinking it had to be a cracked head took heads in had the pressure checked and no cracks but said head was worped and could see water seeping around head gasket. I had the heads plained and now I got motor back together and put in truck bit now it sounds like it’s misssing and blowing smoke out the tail pipe I now it’s not oil and it don’t smell like antifreeze it smells like Un burned fuel. It don’t want to start and the temp gauge don’t work now I put a new sender in it and nothing. I grounded gauge out and it goes full hot. Any ideas I am discussed at this point. There are little orange cones on the injector’s I noticed one was missing does that have anything to do with this. Thanks in advance
 


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I sure would like to know what little orange cones on the injector that you refer to. Check your oil level? Water Level?
 

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The fluids all look good the orange cone on the end of the injector that going into the cylinder kind of holds the o ring in place. It’s definitely running really rich
 

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If those are the hats for the injectors they need to be on the end where the fuel is sprayed out to the combustion chamber. Important!! I do not know what these "little orange cones" are though.
 

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And those hats your talking about are on the end that’s is in the head
 

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Might wont to find out if they are still in there.
 

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