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I was just wondering if anyone in here knew if the 3.8 SC in the Ford Thunderbird Super coupe blows headgaskets like the one in the taurus does. Or did they use a different type of head in the engine making it so it doesn't blow them as often. Your input is much appreciated.
 

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I'm pretty certain that the 3.8 SC is just as bad as a Taurus when it comes to blowing headgaskets.
 
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Originally posted by mrclean@Apr 22 2004, 06:11 AM
did they use a different type of head in the engine making it so it doesn't blow them as often.
It's not the heads that make the gaskets blow.. it's those one time use head bolts.
 

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My uncle had one and YES the head gaskets blow!!! He got screwed over by a dishonest used car salesman (is there any other type) who said that there were no known headgasket problems with that car (of course the headgasket crapped out a few months later)

By the way, he traded it in on a 1998 SHO which had NOT had the cams welded (and he didn't know to have it done...neither did I at the time or I certainly would have warned him) so that died too after only a couple of years.....
 

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Well...the reason I say Heads is because I hear the Heads are made of aluminum and the Block is made of Cast iron, or another metal, I'm not sure, so the different expansion rates of the metal cause the headgasket to get warn down till eventually it leaks, but, then again, It could be those bolts.
 

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Originally posted by SHO Continental+Apr 22 2004, 06:25 PM-->QUOTE (SHO Continental @ Apr 22 2004, 06:25 PM)
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@Apr 22 2004, 06:11 AM
did they use a different type of head in the engine making it so it doesn't blow them as often.
It's not the heads that make the gaskets blow.. it's those one time use head bolts. [/b]
Naw, nothing wrong with torque to yield bolts as long as they're used properly, that is, torqued correctly and not reused.
 
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