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Postby trapper » Sun May 18, 2014 6:05 pm

I just bought an 89 bronco11 15000 miles. It is useing water, but can't find any leakage, no moisture in the oil, do I have cracked head and it's going out the exhaust? thanks

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Re: bronco11

Postby Slammin Sam » Thu May 22, 2014 3:37 pm

In months or searching for my current B2, I realized that a B2 low on coolant almost always had a blown head gasket or cracked head. One easy way to check, warm up the engine. Carefully remove the radiator cap. Put a latex glove over the filler, secure it with a tight rubber band. Plug the overflow hose. Pull the coil wire. Crank the engine and watch the glove. If it inflates you need a head gasket or a head. If you need to replace a head, be sure you get one from an 89 or newer 2.9 Ford redesigned the casting in 89 to try to avoid the cracked heads. Obviously, it doesn't always work!

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