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.
Paul Gadoury: Given the fact that there is gunk all over the interior of the motor
wouldn't you want to clean or replace your oil pick up in the oil pan to
make sure it is not all clogged up and allowing proper oil getting to the
top of the motor?
MrJames6674: i noticed that you had mentioned that concrete and car batteries don't mix
your right on older batteries but the battery companies did correct that
problem, the isulation on the bottom wasn't as good back in the day
compared to modern day batteries .........
ManicMechanic007: Good presentation, I'm glad to hear it is still running fine.
El Seco: BTW, every time you disconnect the fuel system, after re-connecting it you
gotta turn the key (without starting the car) a few times so that you can
get enough fuel pressure to start the vehicle.
TheMadhatter2561: I had a 99 Taurus with the same problem - cylinder 1 keeps misfiring.
Coolant would get dark brown but oil would still be good. Turned out to be
a cracked headgasket AND warped head. Ended up selling for dirt cheap as-is
to someone who just put head gasket sealer (that junk you buy) and car has
been running fine ever since... very rare, but at least they got a car that
MrRadio1610: TORX BIT/ T-45
El Seco: Great video! Thank you :)
Michael Harder: I enjoyed watching your video. Very informative. I have a 2002 Taurus.
Hope I don't have to do this project in the future but if I do your video
will help a lot. Thanks in advance.
Liistro777: Once you saw how bad the coolant passages were you should have just
stopped, that engine either needs a rebuild or replace.
SOULREAVER: Good job mate. . u r good.
I wish if I had chance worked together with you to fix my Ford Taurus 2000
Powertripp Productions: beautiful video man! A lot of good info, your a great asset to the youtube
community! I gotta say, I was terrified of ever blowing a head gasket
until I seen this. It really does seem all too easy! Consider yourself
not only helping me, but helping tons of others in the future! Thanks!!
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??
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
Good job, this is amazing- Steve
Fred Tambunan: Great job! Way to stay dedicated. My Mazda V6 has 217k miles on it and
looks like it needs a head gasket. Hope I can change it someday, cause
that car has been through thick and thin with me.
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.
Sam Porter: It's a ford what else do you expect
Mitch Grooms: how do you stay so calm?
Rob Saf: Good job Man i like it...
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!
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
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
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?
meldon100: this was a beautiful video. i felt like i was working with you. thanks for
James Hughes: Torx bit T-50 not T-45
Michael Thompson: Good job Russ. I have to say though, since you had the heads off its very
easy to pull the valves, and have the head tanked, and check for flat and
resurfaced if necessary. Then reseat the valves if they are ok, and check
the guides. If ok, then new valve seals and you're good to go, for very
Kevin uel: Good job Dude !
piter pan: De pelos
David Strand: Helluva video dude!!! Don't know how u did a video without a cuss word haha
helped my butt out on my 99 tori! Best helpful video for this job
period...only thing...torque the rocker arms with the pistons tdc...you
probably did it though but was in the time lapse...and I left 1 vacuum line
off myself lol wiring harness was the most pain for me...she's runnin like
a kitten now...again thanks for ur dedication with the video...don't
understand the thumbs down but eff em!!
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
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.
Brent Verrier: I am about to do this on my 98 Taurus. Any tips for me?
jesus626198300: The person holding the camera need to learn to point the camera in the
direction you are explaining.
snaxx05: great video now its time to do mine
kbeezyification: video got alittle ruff when you let the wifey hold the camera , but other
then that , great job bro, GOOD VIDEO!!! , I hate when people leave things
out but you showed pretty much everything D.I,Y.S POWER
Travis Miller: dam that manifold around 50 minutes is a joke that really was a problem
mikemike1225: Hey bud. Great video !!! I got a lil question. About how long did it take
to fix ??? Im gonna replace one in a 2000 ford taurus.
Gandoff2000: Very good video. I hope I never have to do that though. I have a 1998 ford
Taurus. I planed to keep it about two years. I had a low mileage used
transmission put in it and I'm still driving it 7 years later. Gotta get
those three kids through college.
TheIndustrialArtist: I worked on my '93 Aerostar head gasket job and found your great video!
Mine has a earlier 3.0 model but much the same work.I think you did a
fantastic job at showing how anyone can approach doing tough jobs like this
and save money and know that the work is all done right. Very helpful,
Daniel Andrade: The tutorial motivated me to do the head gaskets on my Pontiac Grand Am. It
took me three days to complete the job, but saved a great deal money.
Thanks for posting the repair.
Tammie Dessa: All these engines, the Vulcan U were all cast iron, only the Duratec was
aluminum, nice job, hope I never have to do mine, It might be cheaper and
easier to get a used engine though.
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
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