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post #1 of 5 Old 12-15-2006, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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94 V6 blown head gasket

I may be replacing a pair of head gaskets on a 94 V6 car. It kinda seems like this is something Ford had a problem with??? Has anyone replaced theirs? Did the short block survive and how much would the average shop charge?

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its a very common problem on 94-mid 96s

get the heads milled and checked for warpage, get 99+ MLS head gaskets from rpm-mustangs.com and ARP bolts and studs


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shops charge a minimum of $900; i paid $1050 to get mine done. that was at about 107,000 miles. now the car is at 157,000 and we're doing a split-port swap from an 01 v6. when i had the gasket job done 5 of 6 cylinder gasket sections were blown and my shortblock survived 3000 miles with the engine this way prior to the repair.

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post #4 of 5 Old 12-17-2006, 11:45 PM
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Same thing happened to me. My car was peeing coolant out of my exhaust pipes. I junked the motor. Then, I did a v8 swap..

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it might be cheaper to just get a newer motor, mpsautosalvage.com has used 3.8s, a 97 is pretty much a direct bolt in, a 99 would be a decent swap, or what i would do, is find one out of a thunderbird supercoupe, then you go from a high 16 second car to a high 13 second car

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