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

  1. #31
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    I don't blow heads just motors. Both the 96 and 93 SC at about 130k

  2. #32
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    gone

    1990/85,000trying to beat a honda would not go over 95 ka bam , then dreaded white smoke

  3. #33
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    Mine blew at 116k

  4. #34
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    Is there a way to prevent head gaskets from being blown?

    Or at least is there a way to get a little warning so I can do something before they blow?

    -RL

  5. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_Leuce View Post
    Is there a way to prevent head gaskets from being blown?

    Or at least is there a way to get a little warning so I can do something before they blow?

    -RL
    Watch the odometer. Expect them to blow somewhere between 80,000 and 120,000 miles. Nothing says you have to wait for them the blow before you replace them.

  6. #36
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    Feb 2011
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    Palm Beach County, FL
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    Hg

    Ive had my 90 xr7 since 06 and mine jus blew a lil over 100k yae for me 😂😂😂😂😂

  7. #37
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    Jul 2002
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    Roanoke, Virginia
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    All years but 92 selected for thats the only year I haven't owned...blew em in all the rest over the years.

    -Tim
    Current Collection
    1994 Thunderbird SC - Auto converted to 5spd

    1995 Thunderbird SC - Auto

    1994 Thunderbird SC - 5spd
    1989 Thunderbird SC - 5spd - Daily Driver
    1990 Thunder/Cougar XR7 - 5spd
    1994 Thunderbird SC - 3v Project

  8. #38
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    Feb 2014
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    Prescott Valley, Arizlona
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    Blown head gasket at 86,000 in my 90 SC... must be that time.

    Drove from Prescott Valley AZ to Camp Verde AZ, over the mountains, just an hour's ride, with the AC on. Came back with AC off because it was almost pegging the gauge. No smoke, just runs hot. Drove 4 miles today, lots of pressure, foam from the radiator (with cap off, just idling) then pulsing gyser. No coolant in the oil and no visible leaks anywhere from the radiator hoses. Am interested in the best parts to repair the heads. Go Ford or Alternatives? Marty

  9. #39
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    Sep 2014
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    Broken Arrow, Ok
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    Had 2 89s blow at 150k.

  10. #40
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    Apr 2007
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    New Orleans, LA
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    Now that I have a few more supercoupes I suppose I can include them in here as well

    black 90 5spd - rebuilt engine split the crank due to improper radius, head gaskets were fine, no tellin when the originals blew
    red 90 5spd - about 39k on the rebuilt engine and they let loose on I-10 when I was beating on her, she got hot due to a coolant leak
    blue 92 5spd - casualty of testing, I was paid to blow them at about ~70k, let loose on I-55 due to running lean (testing purposes), new rebuild free of charge
    titanium 91 auto - blown at about 120k, driven like it was stolen its entire life
    orange 93 auto - grandma blew the head gaskets at ~130k driving from south carolina here to new orleans, she wasn't watching the temp, possibly a stuck thermostat to blame
    black 94 5spd - crapped the gaskets at ~110k when the potential buyer came to test drive it
    92 titanium auto - crapped the gaskets at 110k for no apparent reason

    my other black 90, my red/black 90 and my 95 purple auto all had the stock gaskets before i rebuilt the engines with no problems at 180k, 90k and 120k

    all 10 of them now have arp heads studs and all except for my 92 auto have mls gaskets, knock on wood I have yet to blow an MLS gasket

  11. #41
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    Nov 2012
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    wisconsin
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    Quote Originally Posted by 64th-35th View Post
    1990/85,000trying to beat a honda would not go over 95 ka bam , then dreaded white smoke
    lol, i was racing a old 5.0 cobra and had needle barried and it aslowy started slowing down so i braked down to like 55 crusied and knowticed a little missfire,so i gunned it up to lik 90ish and it missfired the whole way up then wouldnt go any faster and i looked behind me and i swear to god it made a seafoam job look like a cigarette compared to the cluod i was leaving..lol good thing noone was behind me because they would have been 100% blinded upto 30ft behind me..
    i got it home and it never got above the O on th etemp gauge and still fires rite up but i gotta get the new hg's in..just am saving the money to pay for the help.
    mine had 168xxx miles, 75mm tbody,42's,73mm c&l, all aluminum rad,3in intake and thats it. never even got to put my powqer pulley on.

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