Oil in the water jacket

Asked by Dec 28, 2016 at 02:09 PM about the 2006 Ford Explorer XLS V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought this truck from the police
auction. It had a freeze plug out.
When I started it to find the leak, oil
came out after the water stopped.
Engine ran smoothly for the minute
or less I had it on. No water is
showing in the oil.

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85,535

Maybe the block is cracked.

21,060

4.0 SOHC is a nightmare. Mine blew at 70K and I drove it like an old school teacher. If the vehicle is worth installing another engine, get the V8..

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