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 Post subject: EfFalcon Running like a tractor after Headgasket replacement
Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:12 pm 
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Hi all this is my first post ever! and I have been reading ford mods topics for years now.

I have recently replaced my head gasket on my Ef falcon and did a head swap for au series 3.

first start it wouldn't run at all but after about 8 tries I finally got it to start.

It sounds really bad like a tractor, backfiring, misfiring and just not running right!

I have read one of the threads on how to change head gasket down to the very bottom detail!


Please help!

 

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 Post subject: Re: EfFalcon Running like a tractor after Headgasket replacement
Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:24 pm 
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Before anything else make sure the leads are on correctly and in the right firing order.
If it is still doing it after confirming this, you may have re-installed the camshaft a few degrees out.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EfFalcon Running like a tractor after Headgasket replacement
Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:26 pm 
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Esteven8 wrote:
Before anything else make sure the leads are on correctly and in the right firing order.
If it is still doing it after confirming this, you may have re-installed the camshaft a few degrees out.



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hopefully i don't fuuck up when i do one :?
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 Post subject: Re: EfFalcon Running like a tractor after Headgasket replacement
Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:37 pm 
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Went over everything and Esteven8 you nailed it! I pulled the leads out and put them back in. Now its running amazing! must of put them around the wrong way last night!

Thankyou Esteven8!!!

I was starting to stress out!

 

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 Post subject: Re: EfFalcon Running like a tractor after Headgasket replacement
Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:41 pm 
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jackybee wrote:
Went over everything and Esteven8 you nailed it! I pulled the leads out and put them back in. Now its running amazing! must of put them around the wrong way last night!

Thankyou Esteven8!!!

I was starting to stress out!


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No worries.
I had the same thing happen with a VH Commodore back in the day..
Freaked out thinking I'd screwed it up until I took a step back and looked at what order I'd put the leads on. :oops:

 

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