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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:17 pm 
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You should definitely get the head checked and skimmed while it is out...doesn't cost much...its silly not to.

Its a piss easy job, I did it using the gregories too, just follow that and you'll have no problems...I actually found it interesting and fun believe it or not...love getting my hands dirty...
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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:38 pm 
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Use an au metal head gasket man!


Not too bad a job - Done with teh engine still in teh car

Basically -
-remove your air intake box and piping
-Remove Thermo Fans
-Disconnect radiator hoses and drain radiator then remove rad
-Remove exhaust Manifold off
-Disconnect throttle and cruise cables from throttle body
-Remove inlet manifold
-Remove rocker cover and cable tie your timing chain
-Remove timing case, start working down till tyou get head off


It is definantly worth getting the head checked out, they will clean it and test it to make sure its not warped or cracked - will cost about $100

You definantly need a torque wrench to torque your head bolts etc up

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:22 pm 
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Definately get the head checked!

The last one i did that was blown in the same spot ended up being too soft, we had to get another head for it.

Get it surfaced, pressure tested and also ask them to do a hardness test.
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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:19 pm 
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Okay, thanks lads. Saw a torque wrench at autobarn today. Sidchrome I think? One of those good brands, $99. Saw other cheapies too, or better to go quality?

Are the coventry gasket sets and all that AU spec, or do I have to go Ford directly?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:21 pm 
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you can borrow my torque wrench and socket set if you need em

and take the head to umr engines in slacks creek he will check it 4 u

oh and the gasket set i priced 4 u has the au head gasket

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:04 pm 
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Walker wrote:
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when are you looking at doing this? i could probably lend a hand to make sure the bonnet doesnt close on you ;)

Hahahaha, that cracked me up!
Good to see you blokes are willing to lend him a hand.


hahaha I also found this funny.

Well I'll be keeping an eye on this thread...surely will learn something from this and prepare myself when the EL head blows.

Might need to invest in a torque wrench myself and an air compressor.

Good luck Adam

phong =P~

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:13 pm 
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phongus wrote:
Walker wrote:
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when are you looking at doing this? i could probably lend a hand to make sure the bonnet doesnt close on you ;)

Hahahaha, that cracked me up!
Good to see you blokes are willing to lend him a hand.


hahaha I also found this funny.

Well I'll be keeping an eye on this thread...surely will learn something from this and prepare myself when the EL head blows.

Might need to invest in a torque wrench myself and an air compressor.

Good luck Adam



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Yeah those boot and bonnet lids are like that.......Maybe he can lock him self in the boot again.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:41 pm 
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adam
you can borrow my torque wrench and socket set if you need em

and take the head to umr engines in slacks creek he will check it 4 u

oh and the gasket set i priced 4 u has the au head gasket


Ah, very good, cheers.

Thanks Phongus.

And more pictures taken today.

 

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:09 pm 
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have you cheked your oil dip stick yet?
or under the oil id?

you may get a "milkshake" soon!

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:21 pm 
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my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard..


thats a nice leak there.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:14 pm 
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That's an awesome leak.

I have tools too if you need, i dont have a torque wrench though never needed to buy one of my own.

How soon are you looking at doing this?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:20 pm 
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Well I should have the funds for everything by next week, so start time next week.

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my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard..


thats a nice leak there.


Lol, and no I haven't Neo_nick, try and remember to do that tomorrow morning I will.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:22 pm 
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no worries. just let me know if you need anything.

i can get you good prices on ford stuff too ;)

your over springwood way somewhere arent you?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:32 pm 
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i can lend a torque wrench if ya want.
i used it on my old xr6 when i did the head on it.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:55 pm 
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hey there till .

i might be able to get trade price on the head set for ya ..
ill check on a $ for ya tomorrow..
& if you get stuck, my mates a mechanic ..he might lend a hand .

umr at moss st are pretty good guys .

hows your lifters ..?

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