how does water get into number 2 cyl?
excessive water coming from number 2 cyl & skipping on 1996 Ford Thunderbird
at the least a blown head gasket if not worse
Pretty classic concerns from a 3.8L V6. However, I must say that usually by the 1996 models, the gaskets were more robust. How are you seeing the water in the cylinder? Is your oil full of coolant?