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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:11 pm 
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Hey all! Just when I thought things cudnt get worse for my baby after my gf crashed it, just noticed a considerable dribble of coolant betwwen the head and block on the exhaust side! :(

Anyway so I heard its best to use an Au head gasket? should I replace the head bolts? Im bit confused with this....

I saw these on ebay....

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FORD-FALCON-ED-E ... dZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FORD-FALCON-ED-E ... dZViewItem

Are these the one to get? Thought the au gasket was metl though....

ANy help would be great thanks!

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:21 pm 
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As far as i know you need to go to Fraud for the Metal AU gasket.

The Au bolts need some grinding of the outside flange to fit inbetween the rokcer gear mounts.
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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:23 pm 
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do not touch any of the 's**t' on eBay

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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:31 pm 
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As far as i know you need to go to Fraud for the Metal AU gasket.

The Au bolts need some grinding of the outside flange to fit inbetween the rokcer gear mounts.


incorrect. mine were fine. didnt have to grind anything

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:54 pm 
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hey mate,
did ur coolent mix with ur engin oil???

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:19 pm 
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Genuine ford stuff? But isnt brands like ACL good quality from what i heard?

No its only leaking coolant between the head and the block from the water jacket holes im pretty sure....why?

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:22 pm 
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Dont go ACL ford got it right with the AU Metal gasket.... Au's unless something goes very wrong IE big overheat etc... They dont blow head gaskets. So go with the AU metal gasket and bolts.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:39 pm 
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Ok then no worries. SO ford sell the only metal head gasket? So i should change the bolts also? what else should i do the head replace valve seals etc? DOes ford sell a VRS set if so what the price?

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:12 pm 
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dont know about the vrs kit... But yes call a few ford dealerships i have heard some dont have the metal gasket.. and yes definately new bolts the au ones. If u re-use the old ones expect broken bolts or a blown headgasket within a week.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:00 am 
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i dont mean to sound harsh but a headgasket is a major repair, do not attempt it unless you know what you are doing or have some1 around who does.
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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:04 am 
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got au gaskit on mine there stronger and more thinner beta for higher compresion and yes u need to change the head bolts the old ones have already stretched to fit the old head gaskit

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:42 am 
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also ford do sell a complete VRS kit,and at the same time its not a bad plan to change oil/filter, and get the radiator stipped/cleaned.
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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:46 am 
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Gaz wrote:
FordFairmont wrote:
As far as i know you need to go to Fraud for the Metal AU gasket.

The Au bolts need some grinding of the outside flange to fit inbetween the rokcer gear mounts.


incorrect. mine were fine. didnt have to grind anything


Same here, mine fitted no probs, but everyone else reckons they wont fit properly so it makes me think mine were standard issue?
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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:57 pm 
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Mate ive rebuilt an engine & done plenty of head gaskets so i know what im doing just not familiar with ford one except for my old man Ea cos ive never had to fix my falcons :)

So... if i get a AU VRS kit with the head bolts it should be ok? Are all the valve seals etc same?

Just cos I went to ford, repco & auto one today & noone else has heard about using a AU gasket & dont advise it atall!

 

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