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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:33 am 
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Alright guys, going to re-do my head-gasket on monday.

I have AU headgasket set, Headbolts, plugs, oil, oil filter, coolant(water), iis there somthing im forgetting?

Also, witht the headbolts, could someone tell my why I have to replace them, and also, is there a tech doc or similar on how to do it?

I do a very good idea, but its always good to have backup.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:03 am 
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thay tell me you should replace the head bolts due to streching of the old bolts , besides that mate just put it back together in reverse of how you took it apart
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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:19 am 
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The head bolts are a special kind of bolt called a "torque to yield" or TTY. When you tighten them up for the first time they stretch which gives them better and more even pressure on the head, but it means that if you try to use them again there is a good chance they will stretch to far and snap or they wont give the same pressure.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:57 am 
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and make sure you do NOT put coolant/inhibitor onto the water system,
generally you would do the head gasket, run it for a week and then flush the system/refill with coolant.

I believe this allows the head to bake without any other chemicals interfering.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:44 pm 
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sorry for this noob question but ive seen many ford with cracked head gaskets its weird aye.

But is the head gasket the thing which goes before the spark plugs and there about $250ish aye.

and how long to install thanks cheers.
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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:27 pm 
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Also, witht the headbolts, could someone tell my why I have to replace them, and also, is there a tech doc or similar on how to do it?

I do a very good idea, but its always good to have backup.


most times when an e series has 'done a head gasket' it's not actually a cracked gasket but a snapped headbolt allowing the head to warp and lift enough to leak coolant. this is why you use au parts when putting it back together as the problem was rectified then.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:45 pm 
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So AU gasket goes straight on, sweet

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:30 pm 
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prydey wrote:
hellbent_ef wrote:

Also, witht the headbolts, could someone tell my why I have to replace them, and also, is there a tech doc or similar on how to do it?

I do a very good idea, but its always good to have backup.


most times when an e series has 'done a head gasket' it's not actually a cracked gasket but a snapped headbolt allowing the head to warp and lift enough to leak coolant. this is why you use au parts when putting it back together as the problem was rectified then.


I managed to stretch all exhaust side head bolts. Suprising how much difference there was for removing the exhaust side to the inlet side.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:45 pm 
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hellbent_ef wrote:
Alright guys, going to re-do my head-gasket on monday.

I have AU headgasket set, Headbolts, plugs, oil, oil filter, coolant(water), iis there somthing im forgetting?

Also, witht the headbolts, could someone tell my why I have to replace them, and also, is there a tech doc or similar on how to do it?

I do a very good idea, but its always good to have backup.


there was meant to be a doco done by tim and fraser i think...but they never completed it for some reason....but i give them thumbs up for showing how its started...too bad they didn't finish it =(

here is the link: http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... sc&start=0

it shouldn't be that hard if u have a manual in hand to refer to and handy with tools

phong =P~

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:37 pm 
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http://eseries.com.au/portal/kb.php?mode=article&k=15

its for an ea but apart from intake everything is pretty much the same.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:14 pm 
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wow cool msman...thanks for that =D now i have sources to help me if i ever need to do mine...cheers

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:48 pm 
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But is the head gasket the thing which goes before the spark plugs and there about $250ish aye >You lost me bro .

The head gasket sits between the Cylinder head and the top of the Engine Block “Deckâ€￾; it creates a seal between the head, block, Cylinders, oil and water galleries
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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:54 pm 
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Green X wrote:
But is the head gasket the thing which goes before the spark plugs and there about $250ish aye >You lost me bro .

The head gasket sits between the Cylinder head and the top of the Engine Block “Deckâ€￾; it creates a seal between the head, block, Cylinders, oil and water galleries


I dont know about the plugs goin b4 the gasket, but you have the correct idea of what the headgasket is and does etc etc.

And also, what are you questioning $250 for? the gasket itself???

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:39 pm 
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Heelbent-EF mate bit of a mix up, I was answering a question from further up for EF-Wanabe

“ But is the head gasket the thing which goes before the spark plugs and there about $250ish ayeâ€￾ > was the question by EF-Wanabe

“The head gasket sits between the Cylinder head and the top of the Engine Block “Deckâ€￾; it creates a seal between the head, block, Cylinders, oil and water galleriesâ€￾> was my answer

I have no idea what the $250 bit was perhaps he could fill us in on that

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Ah sorry, that would be why i thought i had read that before. lol my bad

 

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