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Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:09 pm 
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my EF has done a head gasket(again!). Has anyone used a genuine au head gasket as a replacement on an EF-EL, and if so is there anything to be aware of. I want to use the au gasket due to it being metal, this was the main thing that stopped au's having the same problem. :x

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:16 pm 
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if you go to repco and ask for a head gasket for EF they'll supply you with the same one as an AU one - the listings have been changed to list the AU head gasket as the EF/EL (probably early models aswell) one aswell.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:20 pm 
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only problem is, non-genuine head sets are all the same, but they are all the "paper" ones. a genuine head gasket for an AU is metal

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:27 pm 
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Yes, I've used an AU head gasket in my EF,

I purchased it from JMM for i think $100 (maybe less) he claimed his gaskets were AU A-Spec and were from germany (i could be wrong) but he's the Ford 6cyl man I've been told, I trusted him, I installed it and have not had a problem at all.. and most likely will not (touch wood)


also he explained the reason why the good old E series give up so to speak!

and WOW a bee's d**k more compression!

the only suggestion I have with these motors is get headers (any type)... I personally believe they help cool the head and and make your motor smile

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Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:41 pm 
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cool, thanks. I've heard jmm are top stuff. I better look into it. might look into some headers too. the current gasket has only lasted 80000km so hopefully the next one lasts longer!

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:48 pm 
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Had a real hard time finding the AU three layer metal gasket at the Auto parts stores, ended up going to the local ford dealership and got the original AU gasket for $65. Didn't contain the rubber gasket for over the timing cover though, used the old one.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:32 pm 
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Had a real hard time finding the AU three layer metal gasket at the Auto parts stores, ended up going to the local ford dealership and got the original AU gasket for $65. Didn't contain the rubber gasket for over the timing cover though, used the old one.


You are far better off throwing the rubber timing case gasket in the bin and using a good bead of selastic.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:35 pm 
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yeah, i've lost count of the amount of falcon head gaskets i've done (worked at a ford dealer 7 years), the front gasket is useless.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 12:00 am 
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Yeah I used Loctite Superflex Black RTV Silicone along with the old gasket, followed the tips from an artical in "Performance Buildups" #15. JMM takes you through a full re-build on a ford six using the AU head gasket, good source of information.

 

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