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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:03 pm 
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Ok. so theres the first signs of the head gasket going. little amount of coolant down the exhaust side at number 1.

Now, from what i can see a got a few little sump gasket or timing cover leaks. I figured if im doing the head gasket it is not going to be that much more effort to pull the engine and just do all the gaskets and welch plugs, coolant hoses etc.

Sound like a good idea? (who knows, if i find a manual box soon enough, could be a good excuse to put it in!)

Just want some people to have a look at the list of parts i have built up and to add to it if you think of anything ive missed.


Parts List:

**Cooling**

Water Pump / Pulley + gasket + o rings - Worth doing?
Upper Radiator Hose
Lower Radiator Hose
Surge Tank Supply Hose
Heater Hoses (2)
Firewall hoses (2)

**Gaskets**

Intake Manifold
Exhaust Manifold
Thermostat housing
Sump
Timing Cover
Crank pulley seal
Timing cover/head gasket
Headgasket
Rocker cover


**Other**

Headbolts
Rearmain seal
Welch Plugs




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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:05 pm 
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should do thermsat and rad just get it recoed

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:07 pm 
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ilovmel wrote:
should do thermsat and rad just get it recoed


unfortunately, i just flushed the coolant last week :( thermostat is new and the rad is only 12 months old.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:11 pm 
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thats ok then its just if oil has mixed it may stuff your rad but it seems you got lucky in a way by it leaking out the side

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:17 pm 
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may as well do the fan belts while your at it

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:25 pm 
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falcon hell wrote:
may as well do the fan belts while your at it


1 belt dude :)

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:27 pm 
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check your belt ajuster why you are there mine exploded in to my rad when i took my belt

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:12 pm 
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there is an "o" ring in the timing chain adjuster
mine was hard & all squashed
might as well do that also $2.50 from ford


also, i note you've got sump gasket in the list
are you lifting engine out? or otherwise you've got to remove the k frame


that's a fair amount of work there - good luck

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:31 pm 
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smithy_1 wrote:
there is an "o" ring in the timing chain adjuster
mine was hard & all squashed
might as well do that also $2.50 from ford


also, i note you've got sump gasket in the list
are you lifting engine out? or otherwise you've got to remove the k frame


that's a fair amount of work there - good luck


yep, at this stage im planning to pull the engine out. i figure if im doing the head gasket, it will only be a few more hours to lift and put it back in and i may as well take the chance to do the sump gasket and everything else.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:53 pm 
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rings and bearings !

valve guides/stem seals !
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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:58 pm 
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This should be made into some form of tech doc for people rebuilding their i6's... I'll be coming bak to this list in 6 months time when the motor is coming out for a swapsee...
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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:39 pm 
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check your heater tap while your there mate ..
also harmonic balance might be worth checking.
you can get the gates race serries rad hoses ,clamps,& fan belt at repco at good $$ .


dave ..

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:50 am 
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Sorry to go against the grain, but I wonder if you're making a lot of unnecessary work for yourself.

I wouldn't be pulling the engine unless it's got a large amount of kms, and you intend to reco it, or put in a low km engine - to which I'd change welch plugs, seals etc, before putting it in.

Have you tried nipping up the sump bolts, degreasing the area, and seeing if your leaks go away ?? If your leaks are not major, maybe you're better off living with them for the time being. Have you confirmed where all these leaks are coming from ??

You can do most of what you've described, while you have the head off - welch plugs, pull exhaust and inlet manifolds out. Rear main and rear welch plug can be done with your manual conversion. I agree that's a good idea to replace all coolant hoses (particularly the under manifold hoses which are probably 10+ years old), very easy if the inlet manifold is out. All these things you aren't making needless extra work, as they are now very easy to do.
I'm all for preventative maintenance, but if your engine isn't giving you any major problems at the moment other than what you've described, maybe you're doing too much.

Hope I haven't contradicted myself here . . .

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:35 am 
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I had exactly all this done last year as I had a cracked head, welsh plug leaks and rear main seal leaking. If you suspect rear main then rip out the engine and do all the basics. I had the Head recoed, water pump, idler pulleys, welshies, rear main, sump, injector clean, all done ! cost me $2k but the car has run great ever since and hasn't used a ml of coolant! I would have done it myself but I didn't have a garage to work in or at the time no second car so we were in a hurry as It was my wife's daily work hack.
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Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:48 am 
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have you considered going to an AU?
seeing as you're removing engine anyway

here is a place selling ones pre-modified for EF-EL

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Modified-AU-4-0- ... dZViewItem

 

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