I recently installed new cylinder head on my 1996 ford crown victoria along with all the right gaskets and everything but now the car oil is a milky grey color and the spark plug wires will pop out

Asked by Jun 03, 2015 at 08:19 PM about the 1996 Ford Crown Victoria

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have new wires plugs water pump AND
RADIATOR why is it running this way what
could the problem be

2 Answers

5,245

I think you did not torque the head in the right order and/or tightness. The gasket is blown! Replace it. I don't understand what you mean when you say the plug wires pop out so I can't help you with that right now.

140

Milky grey oil means water or some other liquid like antifreeze in the oil. Head Gasket! Oil pan needs to be drained and removed, change the gasket, oil and check seals leading to and from for leaks. Sometimes a motor sits for a while and gaskets dry out, they need compression to seal. Plug wires popping off - they are either not the right ones or they are not pushed onto the plug well enough.Plug wires come in different sizes.The plug wires should make a popping noise when removing from the plug. Check to see if the motor is blown by doing a compression check. Leaving condensing liquids in the pan can cause rust and further problems to the motor thus some urgency to cleaning the pan out. Any metal flakes and there could be further motor damage. If it turns over you might be lucky! Clean it out before attempting to start it and ensure battery is disconnected, eye protection is used. Hope this helps!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford Crown Victoria Questions

Ford Crown Victoria Experts

#1 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 1,810
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,030
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 720
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercury Grand Marquis
32 Great Deals out of 1,786 listings starting at $2,250
Used Chevrolet Impala
613 Great Deals out of 35,546 listings starting at $899
Used Lincoln Town Car
28 Great Deals out of 1,791 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Mustang
716 Great Deals out of 44,997 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Taurus
262 Great Deals out of 19,091 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford F-150
2,162 Great Deals out of 195,111 listings starting at $290
Used Ford Explorer
900 Great Deals out of 65,303 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
597 Great Deals out of 32,881 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
349 Great Deals out of 31,370 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Accord
1,046 Great Deals out of 68,867 listings starting at $1,000
Used Cadillac DeVille
5 Great Deals out of 1,744 listings starting at $2,200

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Crown Victoria For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 179 listings starting at $5,950
2007 Ford Crown Victoria For Sale
110 listings starting at $2,977

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.