1996 3.8L V6 Engine issues
I have just been notified that my 3.8L V6 engine in my 1996 Ford Windstar needs to be replaced. HELP!
About 10 months ago, the timing cover gasket blew on the engine. 7 months later (after spending over $1,000 to have the timeing cover gasket replaced) my oil light began coming on, the car began to run rough (check enging light flickering) burning 2-3 quarts of oil a week, carbon blowing out of the tail pipe etc...
At this pont here are the facts:
1997 Ford Windstar
Major repair: Timing cover gasket
regular oil changes
I have read enough posts, to indicate that there is an issue with this engine, but so far I have read nothing that indicates what Ford will do.
A Ford dealer said that my car is not within the 5 year time frame, but according to some of the articles I've read, the 1996 3.8l V6 is covered for 7 years 100,000 miles.
I really can't afford the $3,900 price tag that Ford quoted me for a new engine, so I'm turning to other Ford owners for help