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  • About transmaster
    I an a retired Army Musician, and am own by three Irish Terriers know as the Chew Crew
    Cheyenne, Wyoming
    I am a Hamradio operator, I enjoy working on Vacuum tube rigs, and old cars.
    How did you find
    When I first purchased my F150 this was the first 150 Forum I signed up on lucked out the first time
  • My Truck
    F150 Extended Cab, Choo-Choo Custom 4X2
    full power, Leather bucket Seats, etc
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    My Carbon foot print is 57 tons per year, and that doesn't count my fart gas. I spend my carbon offset money on my 1995 F150 Flareside with a carbon spewing 5.0L V8.


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  • Last Activity: 10-14-2014 01:34 AM
  • Join Date: 11-16-2007


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  1. transmaster
    11-02-2011 11:31 PM - permalink
    I am sorry I have not answered your question. Yes you have at the very least a blown head gasket. What I am afraid of is with a hydrostatic lockup you often will bend connecting rods, If your engine is not turning over I am afraid you have damaged connecting rods and have jammed pistons. The Triton engines starting in the 1997 model where not the most bullet proof of engine they did have several problems one of them was bad timing covers with leaked coolant in the various places inside the engine. You may have a trashed engine. I hope I am wrong. If you like this truck you an look around for a good used engine, if not sell it for what ever you can get for it and purchase another F150.
  2. 09-07-2011 10:55 PM - permalink
    transmaster, could you please answer my questions,here-in described. My engine is not turning over and there is water in two cylinders--maybe three, I pulled the plugs on forward four and numbers 1 and 2 had water in the chambers. There is no water in the oil pan. I am assuming that the engine was not turning over because of the inability to compress water--inside of the two chambers. My guess is that number 3 also is holding water. One question I have of you is this, If I pull out all of the plugs and try to crank the engine, I should get some action shouldn't I. As of now, the engine does not turn.

    Will changing the headgasket on the left side be sufficient or should I also change the right side--drivers side.

    Thanks transmaster.

    The vehicle that I have owned since new in 1997 is an xlt with over 400,000 miles on it. Pretty close to 275,000 on this engine and this transmission. The original engine and original transmission gave out somewhere 2003/2004.
  3. transmaster
    06-05-2011 04:46 PM - permalink
    I am a Hamradio operator, so I guess I am something of an expert. My call is W7ITC The Transmaster was a Total piece of junk transmitter made circa 1955. I have an example of it a Model 600. Using this as a handle is sort of an inside joke among those of use who use such vintage equipment.
  4. 06-05-2011 02:53 PM - permalink
    howdy trans...just wondering if by chance i see your name on here is wouldnt by chance be a expert on transmissions?
  5. transmaster
    10-19-2009 05:52 PM - permalink
    Oh, as I recall the early 4.2 V6's had an issue with the timing cover. The early covers where very thin and warped causing a lost of coolent, which drains into the crankcase. What it looks like is a blown head gasket. So before you crack the heads make sure it isn't the timing cover. They improved the design so if you have to replace it the new part fixes the problem. Of course if the head gasket is blown you will see steam coming out of the exhaust on a cool morning.
  6. 10-16-2009 09:46 PM - permalink
    Hey fellow Forder. I saw that someone said that you made a posting about the 1997 f150 4.2. I would love to know what it was about if you don't mind. My head gasket blew this morning. Thanks alot for your time.
  7. 08-14-2008 01:49 PM - permalink
    Hey Trans, if you get a chance, take a look at the thread pre97 section mamber The13redi. I don't want to come off being an idiot, what is he saying about installing the trans. I feel he didn't engage the torque converter into the pump and messed everything up. Perhaps Ford has made a change that I am not current on. Thanks, Bill

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