Timing chain case coolant leeak fix. - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech General discussion of 2.9L and 3.0L V6 Ford Ranger engines.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-02-2015
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Nashville, tn
Posts: 4
Icon3 Timing chain case coolant leeak fix.

I have the common coolant leak on my 2004 XLT 4X2 3.0L. I don't have a lot of time or money at this moment to fix it.It may be a dumb question but, Has anyone tried fixing this problem with Block Seal?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-02-2015
RLong31's Avatar
The Ban Hammer
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Monrovia, IN
Posts: 2,629
Please don't do that. You're gonna mess it up worse for yourself or for future owners. It's a really poor solution.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-02-2015
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Nashville, tn
Posts: 4
What problems does this cause.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-02-2015
IN2 FX4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Posts: 855
I am not that familiar with the 3.0 but I don't think you should have a coolant leak from the timing chain cover. It can leak oil. If you have a coolant leak in that area, you might want to check out the thermostat housing. It can leak coolant.

Block seal should not be used to seal a gasket unless it is an emergency for temporary use. The use of block seal can leave deposits in areas you don't want it and interfere with the efficiency of the cooling system. Some block seals are worse than others.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-02-2015
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Nashville, tn
Posts: 4
Thank you for the info. It didn't sound right to me either. I looked it up and it is common in the 3.0l. I have already replaced the radiator, and water pump. There is no coolant around the thermostat housing. I kind of felt like the block sealant isn't a good solution. This is a pretty big job and I don't have the money for a shop to do it and I don't really have the time. The only other option it may be is the lower intake gasket. Have you seen any problems with these?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Timing Belt or Timing Chain? Phatmatt2009 General Ford Ranger Discussion 5 02-15-2017 12:14 PM
Blown Timing Chain Cover Gasket: Should I do the chain and related hardware? jtkonieczny 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 10 01-02-2015 10:36 AM
"Damn" My 3.0 leaking coolant from timing chain cover 2001fordranger 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 8 11-28-2013 06:27 PM
timing chain or timing belt? da lone ranger 2.3L & 2.5L I4 Tech 2 07-26-2008 01:10 AM
timing belt or timing chain da lone ranger 2.3L & 2.5L I4 Tech 2 07-18-2008 11:03 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:22 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.