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Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 8:49 am 
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you can use any gasket for a 4.0L IE ea - au gasket but the only gasket you SHOULD use is the AU gasket (triple layer metal) with AU bolts this insures you wont blow a head gasket. but both surfaces must be FLAT.

 

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Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 9:14 am 
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Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 9:14 am 
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edfairmont4.0 wrote:
you can use any gasket for a 4.0L IE ea - au gasket but the only gasket you SHOULD use is the AU gasket (triple layer metal) with AU bolts this insures you wont blow a head gasket. but both surfaces must be FLAT.


well actually that is wrong,,they will blow or start to leak but not as quick as others do.

so to say they will never blow is misleading.

 

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Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 1:41 pm 
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well it SHOULDNT! blow unless you overheat the s**t out of it.... im runnign AU block EF tickford port head with AU gasket and bolts and its done about 20,000km of pure thrashing, 1-2 min line locks including getting right up near the H on the gauge...gasket is perfect still.

 

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Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 2:00 pm 
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but they don't last forever and are definatley not indestructible.

my brother in law had his au headgasket changed last year.

so do not tell people they will never blow or leak.

 

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Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 2:07 pm 
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Well i know cabbies never do them in their 800,000km AND i will tell that if i like because there is NO comparison between the AU gasket and any other.

you can recommend a parmeseal if you like. but it will be a servicable item every 50k

 

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Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 2:09 pm 
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thanks for the advice guys.

have made my mind up re the car.

keping the EA head.

my camtech cam and lukey extractos will go in and the car will be on gas.

bang for buck falcon :)

cheers for the advice.
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Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 2:11 pm 
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should go alright! no worries.

 

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Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 5:18 pm 
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edfairmont4.0 wrote:
Well i know cabbies never do them in their 800,000km AND i will tell that if i like because there is NO comparison between the AU gasket and any other.

you can recommend a parmeseal if you like. but it will be a servicable item every 50k


i am not saying that they aren't a good gasket,i am saying that they are not indestructible and will go after time.

 

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Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 7:04 pm 
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Hi

Another point to note is that while the EA ECU will run the engine with the BBM on it, the switching function of the BBM won't happen. If you want it to work like it should, you need to source an EL ECU and a smartlock bypass module. Add a couple of pins to the ECU plug and run them through the firewall to a BBM solenoid, along with the vac setup.

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:19 pm 
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cabbies get 800,000ks out of their engines because they never turn the bloody things off. Nothing is indestructable, ask Casey Stoner. Sure way to kill a moving part is to heat it up and cool it down many times over.
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