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?
Brent Verrier: I am about to do this on my 98 Taurus. Any tips for me?
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
Good job, this is amazing- Steve
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!
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
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
I would appreciate if someone can offer me some advise on that.
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
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.
jesus626198300: The person holding the camera need to learn to point the camera in the
direction you are explaining.
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: Still running strong! I'm at 199,000. :) fix it!! Good luck! ~Russ
John Livingston: thanks for the video, think this won't be as hard as i imagined
CASTROCA100: What happen with the time ?
Bill Drennon: I am doing this now! I've got exhaust in the coolant and water in the
oil.Thanks for posting this!
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
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. =)
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
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
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 $100.00.rest 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.
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
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
edmega332: This is going to be my weekend, I have a 2001 Mercury Sable, the engine
format is very similair to this engine here, few differences so far, either
way, this is a big help so far. At least I have a better understanding of
my task at hand. Thanks friend!
Jill Palmer: Hey man, I just changed the water my water pump on my girlfriends 97
taurus. you will need an 8mm and a 13m socket and box wrenches. There is no
need to remove the alternator bracket and power steering. just remove the
water pump pulley, the tensioner, and the idler pulley. Its actually pretty
simple just a tight place.
Rob Ricardo: Why didnt u just check the oil for a creamy substance