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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:02 pm 
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can anyone tell me why my ef keeps blowing the head gaskets this is the 3rd time in two years?
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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:09 pm 
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block needs resurfacing?
head isnt machined properly?
cooling system isnt doing the job?
are you using AU gaskets and bolts? Correct torque settings?
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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:16 pm 
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1. Get the head machined (and welded if it is looking bad around the coolant channels)
2. Check the block is flat
3. Make sure the surfaces are clean -and I mean CLEAN
4. use an AU head gasket
5. use new head bolts
6. assemble using a new or trusted torque wrench
7. replace or service the radiator

before you are doing all this check the condition of the spark plug tips. They can tell you if the engine is running lean or detonating which puts extra stress on the gasket.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:49 am 
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This might be the fourth one....

realmccoy wrote:
l just did my head, l did the work myself save a lot of money so anyway
l toke the head to engine reco and they deck it and crack test it for 50 bucks, a full head gasket kit 120 bucks (DO NOT PUT ANY GLUE ON HEAD GASKET, PUT ON DRY AND PUT IN WATER AND NOT COOLINT ) plus new head bolts 40 bucks what a must. two day job.............have fun with the last bolt inlet .......................GOOD LUCK
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Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:26 am 
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haha lol yeah Id think so 2

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:14 am 
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for my head to be decked, chemical cleaned, crack tested ect ect was 500, not 50 haha

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:18 am 
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lil_lincoln wrote:
for my head to be decked, chemical cleaned, crack tested ect ect was 500, not 50 haha


geez thats a bit steep. You can buy a fully reco head for that much...
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