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Old 10-28-2006, 10:13 AM   #1
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Blown Cylinder in Engine??

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I posted before about a dealer telling me I had a "broken camshaft". Well after $200 and 8 days without my car, I get it home and its still not fixed. I took it back and now they said my #1 cylinder in the engine is mis firing. Does this mean I need a new engine? They also said the spark plug was full of oil. Any suggesstions?? Thanks Guys

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usually if you have an oily spark plug you have a bad valve seal or something in your head. Cyl #1 probably has something wrong in the head. that sux!!
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lol. Thanks. So I need a new "head"? I dont know much about internals of engines.
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The sparkplug had oil all over the end (inside the head) or all over the sparkplug on the sparkplug wire end? If you have oil getting into where the plugs are, you have a valvecover gasket and grommet leak. If the plugs are being fouled from inside the combustion chamber, then you have an internal problem like broken rings, or valve seals. You need to do a compression check and yes, you can do it yourself. Go buy you a compression tester for about $50 and save yourself the money of the shop doing it. Theyre going to charge you anywhere from $150 -$300 just for the test. SVT's have been known for problems with the ringland (thats the part of the piston between the rings) actually breaking. That causes very low compression in that cylinder. None of this means a new engine. All of it can be fixed although none of these jobs are easy except the valvecover gasket. Too bad youre not closer to me, id check it out for ya.
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Old 10-28-2006, 10:45 AM   #5
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not too sure about where the exact oil was. They told me they did the thing where the look inside your engine and they seen oil on the sparkplug so they cleaned it off the best they could. Grr I wish I was in NC....southern hospitality hehe
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Well, the tool youre talking about is a Boroscope, but they would have had to take the sparkplug out to look into the engine, thats where you use the probe to look in. I suppose a head gasket could do the same thing, but its rare. Was this a Ford dealer that you took it too? I believe that you probably have something wrong internally but without testing it, its going to be hard to tell what the problem is. Did they show you the broken camshaft?
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Id like to know about the "broke cam" as well

Do a compression test that will tell you if you have anything wrong with inside the engine where you may need an engine or out side where you may just need parts like plug , plug wire , valve adjusted etc

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SVT's have been known for problems with the ringland (thats the part of the piston between the rings) actually breaking..
wow..never knew that...basically, what are the odds of mine g up with 61K on it, running n/a?
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That was what lead to my cars demise...your piston ring is a goner. The engine has to come out and be taken apart. Oil is coming from the valve cover becuase oil is getting through and escaping at the easiest outlet.

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darth, your car was doing the same thing? anyway to fix that or basically need a new head/engine?
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