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The bird died
turbochick Offline
Junior Member
I lost a cylinder the other day. I am so sad. We are thinking about maybe rebuilding her one day. For now I got a focus wagon to keep me occupied.

Matt S Offline
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What happened?

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turbochick Offline
Junior Member
We knew we had a miss somewhere, but we thought it was just the cam. We were going to replace the cam. Anyways it ran fine going to work, we did some driving and all of a sudden it was missing alot more than usual. Then it started to shake really bad like a harley and sounded really funny. We just barely got home and it died. She doesnt even want to turn over anymore...poop

Bird-of-Pray Offline
Not want to turn over when you're cranking it???
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Gary F Offline
Senior Member
I recognize those symptoms. A compression check might tell you the story.
Gary Fraser

I used to be normal...then I got a Turbo Coupe.
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Pete D Offline
Pop the valve cover and see if something came loose
Pete Dunham


turbo d Offline
Check the oil and make sure it doesn't resemble a chocolate milk shake. Also, do a quick visual check of everything, hopefully it's something minor.

jmthunderbirdturbo Offline
Posting Freak
head gasket. $90 for a head set and oil, and 6 hours, your back in business.

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viney266 Offline
Junior Member
I would guess a head gasket as well. I would do a compression test and see what is up. It can be fixxed. Make a day out of it. This spring when its nice out.
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Joe_T Offline
"poop"!!!!!!!! Such language!!!!!!
85 TC "Blackbird"

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