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My luck keeps getting worse & worse. Ok Thursday I started tearing off the intake on my 98 windstar.. Last night I finished.. Yes long time just for an intake gasket. But I've also got 3 herniated disks. So I have to take lots of breaks, Well one night it rained. And to make a long story short. I got water in my block. But I didn't know how much. After draining the oil pan It appeared to be about 1+ gallon of water was in my block.:yikes: Yeah I closed the hood that night just not all the way. Well last night when I tried to start it after changing the oil. It would not even turn over. Thought it was starter. But due to the amount of water I was scared it being seized up. So I popped on a 21 mm deepwell & breaker bar & got the engine to move. Then it cranked over. But it sounded like crap. Thought maybe I did something wrong installing the intake. So I re did the intake this morn & just put another 4 quarts of fresh oil. & there's the oil getting all milky again. I'm thinking head gaskets now.. I really don't want to consider a cracked head or block.. But I've gotten prices for long blocks just in case. Anyone have any input on this story???

BTW it didn't take a lot of effort to unseize the engine. I did go back a little then forward. But I didn't hear anything snap,break or crunch...:cryin:
 

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how many miles? i'm not sure about newer engines, but i think ford still runs coolant through the intake manifold... is your coolant going down too?
 

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Printman31, first, when you let water go into the block, you probably allowed water into the cylinders. water does not compress! What you should have done is not to force the crank over, but remove the spark plugs first, then close hood and crank engine. next, if you do think its gasket or head, do yourself a favor and have the heads checked for cracks especially if the engine was overheated, Why do the work twice?
 
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