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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:34 pm 
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it not really so important to get the head shaved unless theres evidence of warping,,when i did the hg on my 3.9 i never got it shaved and never had a problem,,but its up to you,,it took me two days to do mine as three of the head bolts were seized.

its more fiddly than hard,,especially the intake manifold bolts.

and i am going to do the hg on 4litre soon as the seal between the hg and tc is stuffed..

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:16 pm 
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Or it could be a heater hose.... on my fairy just before chrissy i had a leak took only a short drive used so MUCH...... so check for splits in teh heater hose could be $40 problem :)
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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:21 pm 
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mUTHA wrote:
when i filled it it has taken around 7L of fluid there is a leak under the headers around the headgasket.



wont be a heater hose if it is leaking from here

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:42 pm 
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thanks leroy... my mate having alook 2nite i suggested chemiweld for a quick fix as i ahve a few tips i gotta make before i can get time to fix it properly but he rekons itl fuk my engine?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:48 pm 
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ebjamie wrote:
hahaha same problem only mine has gone through 5 ltrs in less then 2 days :(

Can anyone recomend a good machinic to do this job. Maybe a nice ford mod member would fix it for a little cash or cans? Thry can choose :)

This is the second one in 9 months due to my cooling system which just got replaced last week and I thought the problem was all fixed.


my cooling system is so f**k that i leak a full to the brims worth of coolant in about an hour and a half! i am about to replace my whole cooling system!

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:00 pm 
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mUTHA wrote:
thanks leroy... my mate having alook 2nite i suggested chemiweld for a quick fix as i ahve a few tips i gotta make before i can get time to fix it properly but he rekons itl fuk my engine?

Clog the radiator, and I wouldn't want that s**t through my cooling galleries.
So yeah, I wouldn't use it on an engine I planned on keeping.
Plus, no guarantees it'll even work at all.
If the leak is as bad as you say, I'd put money that it wouldn't.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:17 pm 
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bugger...

hopefully get it fixed asap... fkn hate car trouble

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:33 pm 
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I went to natrad, replaced all my hoses, new clips thermo and a new 3 core radiator.

It cost $700ish with labour included all up, plus new fluids and stuff.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:12 pm 
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stockstandard what bout the othe gaskets need like inlet exhauts top timing cover timing chain tensioner rocker cover ect. and where you get your head bolts from mine set me back $60 i also did lash adjuster as well (and they still tick good damit trying to work them out atm) but yeah what bout things like that . thats why mine cost a grand and thats me doin labour thats only parts . i know at ford its $2800 to do it

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:20 pm 
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I use silicone instead of gaskets (high temp copper silicone for exhaust).

Genuine ford head bolts are $60, aftermarket are $30. My local ford sell both these days.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:23 pm 
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bit dodgy using goop for everything dont ya reckon and i got my head bolts from autobarn and they where $61 for the 14 of em i got jibbed :evil:

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:39 pm 
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horis wrote:
bit dodgy using goop for everything dont ya reckon


Depends, lots of people think that way though. Personally I think it comes down to the way you use it. Pick the right type of silicone for the job, use a thin even bead on clean straight surfaces and the end result will be more reliable than a gasket.

 

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