For those of who have own a first or second gen Taurus. I wanted to know of your experiences with the 3.8 liter Essex V6. I've heard of the infamous head gasket failures this engine was known to have. Have any of you out there ever encountered this issue or have you done things to stop this from happening? I'm asking because I'm looking at restoring a first gen Taurus wagon. My first choice I want is an 86 LX wagon, but just in case I can't find the one I want my second and third choice for a first gen to be either a 90 or 91 GL or LX wagon. I know that 3.8 liter engine became available later in these years and eventually that engine was the only available engine on an LX wagon for 91. Please tell me your experiences with this engine.