Big Engine Problems

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  1. ErikV

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    I have a 95 mustang 3.8L V6 automatic. It had overheating problems since the day i got it but as long as i kept it full of antifreeze it seemed to do fine but the other day it got extremely hot out of nowhere and started put-putting. after that i shut it off and tried starting it about 10 minutes later but all it would do is keep turning over and put-putting but would start, giving it gas didnt change the sound or anything. I gave it about 30 minutes after that and started it again and it ran but still barely, until i took it out of park. I drove it to work the next day and it seemed fine but when it idled it ran at very high rpm, and when i turned it off it would kind of die out slowly instead of just shutting off. Once i started driving though it seemed ok for awhile than started overheating again. Now yesterday i went to start it and now it wont start at all, same as when it wouldnt start the other day, it put-puts but doesnt start. Any ideas on the problem? Im afraid the whole engine is blown but im just hoping im wrong.
     
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    blown head gaskets. was it using antifreeze?
     
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    Check your oil too. If it looks like a milkshake, head gaskets.

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    3.8L are notorious for blowing head gaskets. From what you posted, sounds like this is a possibility.
     
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    Well the oil isnt milky but the head gaskets were supposedly bad when i got it but it still ran good with a bottle of antifreeze every 2 weeks so im not sure if the head gaskets were just barely holding on and finally gave in or of they actually just went.
     
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    How long did you drive on blown head gaskets for?

    Possible the motor is still ok but stop driving it and start pulling the heads off.


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