do i need to replace the motor in my windstar bc the oil is milky

Asked by Nov 20, 2015 at 10:07 AM about the 2003 Ford Windstar Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i need to replace the water pump in my ford windstar and when i checked the
oil while i had the hood open it was milky. i think its the head gaskets but how
can i fix it without spending a lot of money. the van runs fine while driving it
and no white smoke is coming out of the exhaust. i need to know what i
should do bc i need my van running

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If you do the work yourself, you can save some money. Replacing a headgasket involves taking the top end of the engine off and possible machining of the head. The gasket is cheap, it's the labor that will be expensive.


If its the head gasket and it isn't too bad you can try a product called Blue Devil. It's about $60 and you absolutely have to follow the instructions to the letter. I've had luck with it in the past on engines with aluminum heads. I've heard that iron heads don't take to it so well.

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