Replacing Head Gaskets On A Ford Taurus 3.0L V6 OHV Engine. With Time Lapse.

People Who Liked This Video Also Liked

2003 Ford Taurus Start up and Review 3.0 L V6
2003 Ford Taurus Start up and Review 3.0 L V6
How To Change Oil and Filter Ford Taurus 3.0L V6 00-07
How To Change Oil and Filter Ford Taurus 3.0L V6 00-07
2001 Ford Taurus SES FFV 3.0 V6 Vulcan
2001 Ford Taurus SES FFV 3.0 V6 Vulcan
How to Change Spark Plugs on V6 3.0 Ford Escape or Simlar Ford such as Taurus. Ranger. etc
How to Change Spark Plugs on V6 3.0 Ford Escape or Simlar Ford such as Taurus. Ranger. etc
GM ( Chevrolet or GMC ) 4.3 L V6 Engine Tear Down
GM ( Chevrolet or GMC ) 4.3 L V6 Engine Tear Down
2007 Ford Taurus SE Quick Tour. Start Up. & Rev - 100K
2007 Ford Taurus SE Quick Tour. Start Up. & Rev - 100K
Ford Taurus Thermostat Change
Ford Taurus Thermostat Change
2006 FORD TAURUS SEL Review Engine Start up
2006 FORD TAURUS SEL Review Engine Start up

Did this video help you?

Austin Wood: So let me get this straight- instead of buying a set of 30 dollar shocks for the hood, you instead decided that it would be a smarter idea to remove the hood and put it back on, then using a piece of wood as a prop. Why?

Linkjoy123: Those head gaskets look so... beautiful.

ManicMechanic007: Good presentation, I'm glad to hear it is still running fine.

Dan Vw: This was quite helpful (yes there's haters who critique your verbiage or the things you don't fix etc but it's better to be apart of the solution rather than part of the problem). Yes this is the "U" engine, the dual overhead cam "S" engine valve covers will look completely different, there is no way to confuse them. Removing the hood helps a lot of guys who are taller, and obviously it made filming easier! It isn't mentioned so in case anyone does tackle this, when you remove the push rods and rockers, it's VERY important to keep track and put them back exactly the way they came out (in the same place and orientation) or you could have trouble. The noise when the car was restarted was the lifters needing to pump up again, it's normal. If a person cleans any of those rubbing surfaces off it's good to use some lube to protect them until oil pressure builds up again. It's also quite common for the heater cores to completely plug from that sludge and the plastic impeller fins on the water pump to disintegrate, I'd check if you are going to all this trouble and don't know if they are good or not. 

Schäfer G.: Hey guys my car (plymouth '99 Breeze) shakes a lot and also when i press on the gas it kinda ticks. Not sure whats wrong can anyone help??

Liistro777: Once you saw how bad the coolant passages were you should have just stopped, that engine either needs a rebuild or replace.

Steve Osman: you are a very patient man Russ, If I have undertaken this project, you would have seen wires, cables, and tools being thrown around in anger and frustration. Good job, this is amazing- Steve

Lauren Houck: I had a 94 taurus with the same 3.0 engine. 255,000 miles, never had an engine rebuild or head gasket job. It's starting to run rough a little and lose some gas mileage, but I also didn't expect the engine to last this long. Awesome car! Probably one of the most dependable cars I've ever owned. Bullet-proof engine!

Alexander Albino: Dude I have the same exact problem on my 99 taurus ! This video is amazing ! I have coolant leaking into one of my cylinders and I have to change the head gasket on cylinder 1 also! It's amazing because it's the same exact engine! This will help out tonsssssss thanks for posting this.

Dan Wood: I have a Ford Taurus 1992, I need to replace all freeze plugs, but I need more information about where all of them are located before I can start the job. I would appreciate if someone can offer me some advise on that.

Sam Porter: It's a ford what else do you expect

George Ballard: Great video !! 2 Thumbs UP !! I have a quick question: I have 2006 Ford Taurus 3.0. For that year they come with two 3.0 engines. How to find out which engine I have? Some sources say "U" or "2" in the VIN number, but my VIN starts with 1, and I have "U" and "2" in the VIN number. Thanks in advance!

Rob Saf: Good job Man i like it...

jerry ceasar: Hay bro ok I got a 2001 ford taurus lx man and the water mixed with the oil so im going to pull apart the head and change them out man my car only has 67,000 miles im so glade you posted this video big ups bro thanks 

David Donaldson: I have a 2000 Taurus that needs a head job , it has a 6 cyl flex fuel engine ,, please tell me its almost the same?

snaxx05: great video now its time to do mine

Brent Verrier: I am about to do this on my 98 Taurus. Any tips for me?

Jaime e Restrepo: I have to said that you have so much patients on it and i have to thank you. i have the same problem i will put my self to fix my car we i get the chance. Di you know that your engine its the same as the Windstar 98. Again thank you for let me have a good idea on what i have to do on my.

Chas onay: Hi Russ! I Own A 2004 Ford Taurus SE. I think my engine 3.0 V6 DOHC, correct me if i'm wrong. The miles on my car is at 260,000k still runs good engine, transmission and all. i bought a new manifold intake last year and had it put on including a new Catalytic Converter. Last week, my car overheated and i end up blowing a Head Gasket due to a leakage somewhere My mechanic told me it could have been from the heater hose) I've gotten news from my mechanic saying i cracked the the head gasket and need a new head (it was broken as well) $450.00 in labor and $367.00 in parts (Head Gasket, Head, motor oil. antifreeze). My question is: when replacing the head gasket and new head, are you suppose to replace the water pump as well (even though there isn't anything wring with it far as it?) I just want to make sure everything is in great shape before i get back on the road to and from work and don't want to have to come back in for the same problem, can afford to miss anymore days at work. 

jesus626198300: The person holding the camera need to learn to point the camera in the direction you are explaining.

Spiralsky55: I have watched this video several times. About to do a head gasket job. I am going to use this video along with my manuals as my guide. Thank you very much.

rwg42985: You will see water "bubbling" up on the plug. If its enough to see it. Just like I show near the beginning of this video. ~Russ

stratoleft: Before writing it off, back to the fact that compression is everything and if you can get that right, then the other stuff can be fixed.

Cuba Rodriguez: never use sealant on head gaskets or intake gaskets or exhaust gaskets....they are made to be set dry and on clean surfaces

Gage Gillings: Great video. Did you need to dead center the flywheel before removing the distributor coil or replacing anything?

Luis Baez: With hydraulic lifter is not ajustment need it to that engine good head gasket work

Brian Dettlinger: This saved me a ton of grief. I appreciate the video tons. Even got a show with your wife showing off them legs. Appreciate it man. =)

CASTROCA100: What happen with the time ?

08pistons: nice video. having the same problem. what did you use to clean the heads and blocks? did you drain the coolant from the radiator or the block? was there coolant when you drain the oil? should i use new head bolts?

Elmo Johnson: I absolutely hate the taurus 3.0. There were actually 3 different 3.0's manufactured and the parts houses like autozone have all the parts miscatalogued. Best to take the old part in and match it with the new one!

Dude13450: Let me guess, you're kind of an mechanic amateur? Gas manifold? Did you mean fuel rail? "Pusher", they're called lifters, but at least this wasn't a ridiculous name. The power steering was on the top with the reservoir attached, so the A/C was on the bottom (you didn't quite make that clear). You used an Allan wrench for those bolts (IDK the name of them)? Yeah, good way to strip them out! Go to a local parts dealer next, you can buy individual sockets for like 50 cents!

jabari thomas: Thanks Russ great vid

stratoleft: I just saw this Honda message board where they said it costs about $ 50-70 $ to resurface the heads and the hot tank cleaning was around 20-30 dollars.

podjo2k66: theres oil in my coolent would that be head gasket i drive 1.9 renualt megane van diesel

GemStoneHidden: My head gasket just blew on my 01 ford Taurus ... Should I pay to repair it or buy another car for around 2k?

joseph reeve: because of that same problem so im hoping i can do this fairly fast and i just hope i succeed on this mission of mine my car is nice on the inside and out id hate to have to waste such a beautiful looking car like i did with my other one

RoyalTouge: This can cause the crankshaft to beat the oil making the oil pump not pump oil properly as its all frothy, because of this there isn't proper lubrication on your bearings and seals. almost sounds like your getting blow by from the piston rings (just my guess) take a look at your dry/wet compression, combusted gases could be making it into where your oil should be through the piston rings creating pressure. are you burning oil too?

rrracer123: thank you soooooooo much, i just got a 99 taurus as my first car and it just blew the head gasket, i can not even express how thankful i am

MultiSkittles18: My car runs but sounds like total crap and it won't drive. My dad says head gaskets. Well everyone thinks since the back three spark plug wires are melted where it goes over the spark plugs that I've literally killed the engine.

bangmeister: I'm having trouble unplugging that cable near the power steering and thought your video might show that. It was a great video none the less. I have the exact same car but it's a wagon configuration

jabari thomas: And the culprit is a bad freeze plug and i couldnt get that wire off the power steering

Mario Myers: what sizes sockets did you us to do the water pump? with and did you u have to remove the alternate bracket and power stressing pump

BUNGLE BEAR: great vid. with basic tools, u did good

Leonard Moyers: Really a lot of information. You did a good job explaning and showing where and how to take engine a part.and reasemble..i hope that this i enough payment for the vidio.Thanks Leonard. Total $250.00 total frt head was cracked . used head $ was gakets and oil and antifreeze ,filter.

Elmo Johnson: I worked as Parts Sales Manager for Autozone briefly, the Taurus is a nightmare to look up parts on. I don't know if it's just Autozone or all of the others, but I do know there were several versions of the 3.0 and the parts index at Autozone has them all mixed up. That's why I say bring the old parts in to match! Otherwise I love Fords, I have a '67 F-100 sitting outside right now ;)

Yasin Ozcelik: Neither :-) Buy a decent car.

John Douros: Is the car still running? My 2000 Taurus with flex fuel blew a gasket @ 195,500 the car still sounds strong, no knocks or pings but I got a boat load of negative evil doers telling me to junk it. No way I say! Please tell me that white Taurus is still going.

rwg42985: Hey thanks, ~Russ

Michael Sackstein: if you start to have problems with compression in any of the cylinders, one thing you can do is try and run sea foam through the spark plug wires. That'll help get rid of any carbon build-up that might be inside the cylinder

wafrederick: The vin U 3.0,don't bother putting head gaskets in them.They are throw away engines since they don't go bad a lot
Replacing Head Gaskets On A Ford Taurus 3.0L V6 OHV Engine. With Time Lapse. 4.7 out of 5

Featured Video

How to Insulate Walls

Replacing Head Gaskets On A Ford Taurus 3.0L V6 OHV Engine. With Time Lapse.