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Have a 95 f150 5.0 just put a new water pump and the

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have a 95 f150 5.0 just put a new water pump and the problems started. a shadetree mechanic told me that the pressure from new pump that its blowing all the gaskets. my question is should i pay for a rebiuld or buy new engine. i want to put a v6 in it.
JA: Has the vehicle ever overheated? And when was it last serviced?
Customer: yes. never since i had it
JA: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no dont have knowledge or tools
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: just which route would cost least
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 5 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning, central time.


Which gaskets are failing?

Are you leaking coolant inside or outside of the engine?

This vehicle did not have a V6 option but it did have a in line 6 option.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Head gaskets, yes it's leaking coolant
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 5 months ago.

A head gasket leak can be addressed with just new gaskets. You can also have the heads reworked while off to get some life back to the engine. SO far these are not signs of the engine needing to be replaced or completely rebuilt. If you were to replace the engine I recommend you find a refurbished long block which will mean your pretty much installing an engine into the truck like the first day it was made.


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Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 5 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

  1. I assume you're not pleased due to no more replies or rating submitted.
  2. What would you like to do regarding your question now?
  3. Do you still need help? Please reply, I want you to get equal to or more than what you paid for.
  4. This post is coming up on the 7 day mark where it times out. That can prevent me from being able to post answers to your replies.

Thanks Chris