My header gasket 80,000 miles has blown, just realized today. Purchased this truck Oct. of '07 from an personal owner, not a dealer. Mistake #1. Took it in for inspection. It passed. Had the oil changed while in there for that, also it was skipping so had a complete tune up done, all this 10 days after purchase.
Okay, thought things were good to go. Next complete rear brake job. One time out it will skip the nest it won't. Have had it back to garage about 6 more time because of the skipping, feels like you're riding a bucking bronco. Two times ago-put on the machine plugs 4 & 5 misfiring. He couldn't understand. Monkeyed with plug wires, back on machine running fine. Next day skipping again. Took it back told him seems to be worst when it was raining or damp. Left it there 2 days. He drove it and put back on machine all 6 plugs misfiring. Thought maybe defective distributor cap. No... He got it running good. Put some fuel injector cleaner in, said to drive and see what happens.
Picked it up last Friday at closing.. No skipping and also no heat.. I live in Fingerlakes NY and you need a heater this time of year!!! Blowing ice cold air, and temp gage going up, oh no!! Stopped and got anti-freeze filled overflow.. got heat okay. Went home. Next day. to store skipping a little.. no heat. Didn't drive yesterday.
Today went out started it.. let run few minutes checked heat. No Heat.. Pulled dip stick (had that feeling) nice milky looking oil... oh no!! Now I have this piece of _____, live on social security disablity and can't afford this big expense. So sorry I bought this vehicle. Oh yes back hatch won't open, passenger seat recline level broke off. outside mirror adjusted won't work. and no heat on the floor, just windshield and dash.. And now NO HEAT AT ALL!!!