View Poll Results: Head Gasket blew, What year was yours?

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  • 1989

    37 23.13%
  • 1990

    39 24.38%
  • 1991

    20 12.50%
  • 1992

    16 10.00%
  • 1993

    29 18.13%
  • 1994

    16 10.00%
  • 1995

    16 10.00%
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Thread: Head Gasket Blown

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  1. #1
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    Head Gasket Blown

    What year was yours when it blew?


    Don't crash into a tree just to avoid a skunk!


  2. #2
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    94 20-30k miles

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    It's weird ,but, I have 2 SC's both are 1990s 1 is auto the other is 5spd 1 was abused the other wasn't.They both blew head gaskets at 116,000 and change.

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    My '89 popped the gasket when it was my daily driver. I was 2o years old and a lowly E-I-Owe-You-1 in the military. Couldn't afford to keep putting money into it every other week, so I cut my losses and traded it for a Ranger. That was 8 years ago. I think the car had just about 100k on the odometer. It was a 5 speed.
    1990 Anniversary 5 speed: Built 4/90
    Motor is finally in and it is ALIVE!

    1990 Anniversary 5 speed parts car. Built 2/90


  5. #5
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    To my knowledge as the previous owner stated one of the sides blew and ford repaired it under warranty. Not exactly sure how many miles but probably not many if it was still under warranty. Anyone know what they came with for warranty???

  6. #6
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    Never blew any stinkin SC gaskets...Aint I lucky....I bet I just jinxed maself
    They don't call me "SLOWPOKE" for nothin!
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  7. #7
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    mine didnt exactly blow, i just replaced them before they went and did some other things while the heads were off

    179,331 miles

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    Just bought an SC a few months ago, had 103k on it. now has 107k and blown HG.... also i blew the HG's in my 96 3.8 LX.. i'm 2 for 2 for 3.8l thunderbirds.....

  9. #9
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    wich side

    I just blew mine at 153000. funny part was when doing the compression test to see wich side blew, they all passed with over 150 psi. I was expecting to see a little drop at least. pulled both sides and it was passenger side cylinder 2 and really close on 3 as well. oh well while iam in there might as well change some more parts

    nate

  10. #10
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    on my 94 auto... 130k miles on the original, gramma-driven headgaskets... still ticking. had a few close calls when it was acting up and overheating, but she's alright now... will update when it happens. lol.

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    I never blew one.....Err I jinx myself?
    They don't call me "SLOWPOKE" for nothin!
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    I love the filter. Its pimp. paper element and 10Mircron filtration, 12" long cause size matters.

  12. #12
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    1992.197,000. miles changed them after the shootout last year.

  13. #13
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    blew the gaskets on my 90 after running it hot really hard on the interstate

    @ only 39k

    still drove fine and didn't loose any power but just wouldn't stay running cool

  14. #14
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    Holding My Breath

    I have an '89 5spd with 89,600 miles on it. I'm crossing my fingers that it holds up for a while. Any suggestions to make it last?

  15. #15
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    head gaskets

    '89, right side blew at about 120K.

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