1998 windstar 3.8 compatible engines??
Hi all! im new to these forums and have my first question (im sure not my last since im a windstar owner now)lol.
I just bought this windstar today for cheap$$$ heres my problems.
got her cheap because of bad headgasket so im told.. it does indeed have water in the oil (milky) but it could be from the timing cover/water pump.
anyway this old farmer i got her from has been running it this way and it did indeed fire right up for me when i went to look at it. It had no misses, no check engine lights, no smoke from exhaust. But it did have rod knock when it warmed up. with 190k on the engine im thinking just rebuild the old girl and be done with it. I can get a kit for 360. but then i need to pay my machinist to mill the heads and push the wrist pins out for the new pistons. I can rebuild all the rest in my shop no problems there.
Heres my dillema: I found a 2000 windstar 3.8 on Ebay for 399. picked up (its close to me) has 90k on it and tested fine with a warranty.
First off will it fit? meaning bolt up Im sure some things will need to come over from the 3.8 like intake,oil pan etc..
I guess the key thing is will it actually work. this is where you guys come in.. I need some help making my decision. thanks all