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 Post subject: ef head gasket dilemmas
Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 3:39 pm 
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I have just gone to put my cylinder head on the block with a genuine AU gasket bought from ford and some of the oil return holes don't line up with my EF block and head. Is this normal? as i was told it was common practice to use an AU gasket in older model engines. any help or advice would be greatly appreciated as i dont now what to do from here
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 Post subject: Re: ef head gasket dilemmas
Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 4:17 pm 
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As in on the intake manifold side there are no holes in the gasket where there is in the head and block? This is normal, designed to flow oil and coolant elsewhere.
What exactly do you mean "don't line up"
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Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 9:17 am 
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 Post subject: Re: ef head gasket dilemmas
Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 10:46 am 
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I thought the AU gaskets were NLA from Ford.

I haven't properly seen one yet, but that's probably a B-series gasket.
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 Post subject: Re: ef head gasket dilemmas
Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 11:07 am 
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arm79 wrote:
I thought the AU gaskets were NLA from Ford.

I haven't properly seen one yet, but that's probably a B-series gasket.


I think you're right...my MLS gasket didn't look like this...

Mine looked liked this...everything defintely lined up.

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I suggest you take it back to where you got it from and request the proper gasket.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef head gasket dilemmas
Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 11:34 am 
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Yea don't think that'll work man. Haha.
Wrong gasket.
Gee your blocks clean.
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Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 12:35 pm 
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Yea don't think that'll work man. Haha.
Wrong gasket.
Gee your blocks clean.


I would imagine he got the bottom end cleaned with new pistons...because those pistons are f**k clean compared to what mine were.

 

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Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 1:48 pm 
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Thanks heaps for the help guys. I think I'll be taking it back to mr ford tomorrow. Hopefully he takes it even though I haven't got a recipt anymore.
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