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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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I am looking a 98 expedition edie baur 167000 mile with

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I am looking a 98 expedition edie baur 167000 mile with allegedly manufactured 5.4 triton engine 60000 miles ago.. it has a tapping(ticking) sounds like a lifter seems to lessen at speed and engine heated up very quickly to 3/4 on gauge .. with intermittent leaking of coolant (clear odorless liquid) from rear of engine after 5 minutes of idle and 1/2 mile drive the over flow has brownish fluid that smells like antifreeze... that didn't rise or fall after drive...there is also a large rust thru (1x2 in)on the muffler/(catalytic converter?.. seems small for a muffler... cylindrical object 20"x8") do you have any suspicions? Seems like lifter and head gasket prob are these standard for this year and milage?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 1 month ago.

they are common with miles are you up for major repair?