Tips on changing head gasket on 4.2L 97?
Got a F150 97 4.2L . Love the truck but noticed over the past month it started driving rough. Pulled the plugs the other day and bam, coolant in cylinder #4.
Constant misfires from cylinder #4 regardless of changed plugs and from what I've read this is due a bad gasket. If i'm lucky it's just the timing cover but if I'm going to do this I want to go the full length.
So anyone change the head gaskets on the 4.2L? If so any gotchas, tips of advice? I'm pretty mechanically inclined so if I take my time and follow the book I don't think I'll have much trouble.
I noticed it's a bit of a squeeze back towards the firewall. Don't need to drop the engine or anything to do this?