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I have a Ford Mustang 2005 second cylinder stopped compressing how much it will cost

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rickharris
rickharris

5 years ago

You have 2 main possibilities:

1. A broken or stuck or leaking valve,

2. A leaking head gasket

Engine dissembley required for both .

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 5 years ago

...or worse still, a failed piston ring.

Either of your modes "only" need the head off....mine needs the top AND bottom off....

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rickharris
rickharris

Answer 5 years ago

I was trying to avoid the doom and gloom! Generally a failed piston ring will pass oil as well resulting in a very black exhaust and severe oil consumption.

Could be a hole in the piston head - Not unknown.

Of course the OP may not as yet have reached that stage.

Head off first and fingers crossed it has a simple solution.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 5 years ago

Yes, I supervised the rebuild of a Ford "with full service history" that was driven from London to Manchester, and drank about 4 gallons of oil in the process - damned thing had never had an oil change in its life, and all the rings were coked so badly, there was only compression on 2 cylinders.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

5 years ago

If you need a price tag the best option would be to ask the mechanic of your trust or a Forad dealer.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

5 years ago

Depends on why its not compressing !