2.9l Help, new to forums!
Hey guys, im new to the forums in search of a few opinions.
I have a 1987 ford ranger 2.9l 4x4 5 speed, nice little truck in good shape.
the problem is, it puts antifreeze into the oil, and burns it.....and here is the story...
It was my uncles truck, and he had just rebuilt the motor, and i believe was getting everything working( I had to adjust the valves, they were tapping horribly). He sadly passed away, and the truck sat for a few years before my grandmother got it going.
i believe there was water in the radiator because she had to replace the heater core( - 10F winter here, Maine)....
so my question is... did the block crack? is it a blown head gasket, cracked head or what?
is there any way to tell?
should i just change the oil more often and run it till it blows ( not sure how long it will last with constantly watery oil) while looking for a new engine? or should i try to save this one?
is there any links/ how to's or tips? anything would be helpful, i heard that head gasket / head cracking problems are very common on this engine, but i think water froze in the engine? i don't wana replace the heads and have it be the block.. or take the engine all apart to find its junk and i could have just run it and wasted my time :(
thanks a lot!