Fordmods Logo

Adam's headgasket thread. 

 

Page 18 of 18 [ 269 posts ] Go to page Previous  1 ... 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

 
Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:41 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 4146

Joined: 7th Dec 2004

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: E39 523i / EF Fairmont

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

Okay, sounds good Dave, cheers.

 

_________________

E39 523i
EF Fairmont

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:52 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 11738

Joined: 17th May 2005

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: EL Fairmont, VFR400 racer

Power: 144 rwkw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Damn Adam...hopefully the head goes on right when Dave comes over with his mate... I want to see that car alive again.

phong =P~

 

_________________

phongus = Post whore 2006
EL XR6 motor, EL ECU + J3 chip, WADE 1673 Camshaft, 3" S/S intake, Pacy 4480, 2.5" Hi flow cat, 2.5" Lukey exhaust.
Max Power = 144.6 rwkw (03/05/2008)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:55 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 4146

Joined: 7th Dec 2004

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: E39 523i / EF Fairmont

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

Mate, I could not agree more. When it didn't work out today, I felt like an empty man. : ' (

 

_________________

E39 523i
EF Fairmont

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:58 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 11738

Joined: 17th May 2005

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: EL Fairmont, VFR400 racer

Power: 144 rwkw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Till_Lind wrote:
Mate, I could not agree more. When it didn't work out today, I felt like an empty man. : ' (


Don't worry Adam...once she comes alive again you'll be filled with satisfaction.

When I do my T5 conversion I'd be happy for it to work...and frustrated if it just dies on me. :P Thanks for doing this...I am learning from you =D

phong =P~

 

_________________

phongus = Post whore 2006
EL XR6 motor, EL ECU + J3 chip, WADE 1673 Camshaft, 3" S/S intake, Pacy 4480, 2.5" Hi flow cat, 2.5" Lukey exhaust.
Max Power = 144.6 rwkw (03/05/2008)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:26 am 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 242

Joined: 17th Dec 2004

Ride: falcon eb

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

yep took the head in got them to clean it skim it and pressure test it.
then when i got it back i took the valves out and lapped them with valve grinding paste. put new stem seals in. and she basicly like new.

$45 for head to be clean, skimmed , tested.
$30-40 bucks for 7mm stem seals (au valves)
$10 bucks for valve grinding paste. (that will last for a long time)

oh and 2 new valves as i had 2 bent zorst valves. $8 bucks each from mate at ford. and he ported it slightly too . befor i put the valves back in .

neway enought of my rambling s**t.

good luck with getting it started. hopfully it works out with no drams.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:59 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 27

Posts: 2983

Joined: 15th Apr 2006

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: Falcon

Location: Aberfoyle Park
SA, Australia

One thing i love about this thread is that when ever you see a pic there is alway beer in it......you ture blue aussie adam...I put my beer up to you. ;)

 

_________________

HOLDENS go like rockets. They fall apart in stages!!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:02 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 4609

Joined: 29th Jul 2005

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: BOXCAR

Location: Launceston
TAS, Australia

mabey if there was less of the amber fluid be downed, then the car would be on the road by now :D

 

_________________

^^^ What He Said

<a href="http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=44952" target="_blank" class="postlink"> TAS Cruises</a>

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:54 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 37

Posts: 11

Joined: 19th Jan 2007

Ride: 1998

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

GTBob wrote:
Bursons or repco have the tensioner tools BUT see if you can borrow them from someone as they are pretty expensive, and make sure you change the "O" rings (SEALS) in the tensioner and clean it out. :D



Repco no longer carry the tool

the guy behind the counter scratched his head and then his a** going "what is it?"


if i didn't stop there once a week i would have b**ch slaped him

 

_________________

"I need 5L of fule, a box of matches and a holden, STAT" mike Murphy

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:40 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 4146

Joined: 7th Dec 2004

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: E39 523i / EF Fairmont

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

Lol, good posts on this page lads.

SUCCESS

The car started today, and is now running, drove it to work tonight. I was amazed how it idles now at the lights, VERY smooth, and even smoother with air con naturally.

Only issue is the revs are sitting a bit high. Eg. I can put the car in drive and take the hand brake off on a flat piece of road, and without brakes and throttle, the car wll idle up about 30km/h. So it's a little dangerous, and keeps you on your toes when you first start the car going, because the car starts going when you put it in gear, forward or reverse without throttle. Have to really put the brakes on now, because the car just wants to keep going, lol.

I think it may be a throttle issue. Anyone want to take pictures the throttle cable from the cruise module to the inlet chamber.

Finally, thanks to everyone who helped on this project, wouldn't of been driving my car today if I didn't have the help I got. Thanks again.

 

_________________

E39 523i
EF Fairmont

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:49 am 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 51

Posts: 270

Joined: 11th Mar 2006

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: ef sedan

Location: brisbane
QLD, Australia

good on ya mate ..you did a great job .. :)





dave ..

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:52 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 3794

Joined: 9th Aug 2005

Ride: Hilux

Location: Mornington
VIC, Australia

hey congratulations.

the high idle wouldnt be part of the computer relearning would it?



fordzatmyplace wrote:
mabey if there was less of the amber fluid be downed, then the car would be on the road by now :D



and as for you SHUT UP you UN-Australian, everyone knows that beer and working in the shed go hand in hand ;)

 

_________________

Now driving a Hilux

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:23 am 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 11738

Joined: 17th May 2005

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: EL Fairmont, VFR400 racer

Power: 144 rwkw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Well done Adam...=D how does it feel to be successful with a handful of help :P

hahaha good on you mate and hope she drives real well until the next head gasket :P :D

phong =P~

 

_________________

phongus = Post whore 2006
EL XR6 motor, EL ECU + J3 chip, WADE 1673 Camshaft, 3" S/S intake, Pacy 4480, 2.5" Hi flow cat, 2.5" Lukey exhaust.
Max Power = 144.6 rwkw (03/05/2008)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:51 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 37

Posts: 11

Joined: 19th Jan 2007

Ride: 1998

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

hey guy's

finaly got the old head off (20 min with the first angle grinder untill it died, 20 min to supercheap for a new one and 10 min to remove the other) and got a shock when i saw the last 3 pots god damm rust. The last pot is fairly red and the 3rd 'n' 4th have a bit on the surface of the sleve

so i'm wondering if any of you guys think this will be a "major problem".

i just want the bastard running as i can get a new motor in a few weeks for $200 and i already got the parts to do this head.

thanks
dingstock

 

 

Attachments:
File comment: old head bolt hole
000_0232.jpg
000_0232.jpg [ 460.15 KiB | Viewed 34 times ]
File comment: old head
000_0226.jpg
000_0226.jpg [ 380.08 KiB | Viewed 33 times ]
File comment: front 4 pots
000_0230.jpg
000_0230.jpg [ 395.93 KiB | Viewed 33 times ]
File comment: back 4 pots
000_0229.jpg
000_0229.jpg [ 386.8 KiB | Viewed 26 times ]

 

_________________

"I need 5L of fule, a box of matches and a holden, STAT" mike Murphy

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:58 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 4146

Joined: 7th Dec 2004

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: E39 523i / EF Fairmont

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

Argh, those pictures bring back horrible memories, lol.

Make a new thread for your head gasket ding, no one reads this one anymore.

 

_________________

E39 523i
EF Fairmont

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 18 of 18  [ 269 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 19 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:11 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names