1998 Ford Expedition Q&A

1998 Ford Expedition Question: cracked head in remanufactured engine with about 5000 miles on it.

cracked head with 5000 miles on a remnufactured engine. Should whole motor be replaced or fix just the head. Its under warranty but want to make sure dealer is doin the right job and not a quick fix. -
Answer 1
DID ENG. OVER HEAT, ANY COOLANT IN OIL, AT WHAT MILEAGE DID YOU DETERMIN THE HEAD WAS CRACKED AND WHAT WERE THE SYMPTOMS? -
Comment 1
Engine did not over heat. I was loosing coolant ever since they put engine in and I kept smelling coolant outside vehicle only. Also had alot of white smoke coming from the exhaust pipe. Im not sure about the mileage. Thats just the amount I have put on the vehicle since the new engine was put in. They put the dye in my radiator to see if they could find a leak. It never leaked before outside the vehicle. After they did the dye thing they called me and mentioned about pulling the plugs. Thereafter that they called an said it was an internal leak . Following they called an said it was a cracked head she wasnt sure on which side. They are waiting for the part. I just want to make sure they checked both heads and im not going to run into this problem again with them. I wasnt sure if I should be asking for a new engine or is it ok just to replace the head since I had only 5000 miles on the remanufactured engine. -
Comment 2
As long as the problem is FIXED replacment head(s)would be ok. Should not have any affect on the warranty, just a hassle having your car in the shop for repairs. Did any coolant get into eng. oil? If it did then that's another matter! It happen's and it sounds like they are going to take care of it. That's about all you can ask of them. Keep all paper work,as i am sure you will. -
Comment 3
I have a cracked head...........but the doctor said they can't do anything else for me.------------I'm screwed! -