Re: 1994 Ranger 3.0 Lifter Bleed Down
The good news - Changed the oil and lifter problem went away, but...
The Bad news - Engine coolant going somewhere. No external signs of a leak. Had been leaking a little between the timing gear cover and engine for a while but recently coolant consumption increased so I went ahead and replaced water pump and all required gaskets including timing gear cover to engine gaskets. All looks good but coolant loss continues. I've replaced the radiator, heater core, all radiator and heater hoses, thermostat, and water pump. Expansion plugs look good. I'm thinking maybe head gasket but doesn't show symptoms like boiling coolant, muddy engine oil and the oil level doesn't rise like it's being contaminated with coolant. I'm really stumped! Any tendencies with coolant leaks with this engine I'm missing?
Any help appreciated!