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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 3:03 pm 
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hi guys
the head gasket on my mums car has blown. Its a EL with just over 100,000ks on the clock. Just wondering should i get the head machined and checked? And should i go with a AU gasket and bolts? I read somewhere with the AU gasket it blocks water jackets? Is this a major problem?
thanks, any input would be greatly appreciated!
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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 3:37 pm 
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Yes it is a MUST to get the head machined and checked. The general rule is to use the AU H/G. Oh and dont forget to use new head bolts too

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:07 pm 
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alrite au h/g and bolts it is. would u know any good head palces around melb western suburbs?
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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:10 pm 
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mmmmmm if i remember rightly, the last time i did it, bursons offered a good deal on head bolts, dont know if there is any in western burbs, and sorry cant remember where i got the H/G from. Ring around

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:19 pm 
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alrite beautiful, thanks for the input mate!
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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:25 pm 
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my mate just got ACL race-series gasket & head bolts - were (from memory) cheaper than AU ones! :P

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:32 pm 
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ohh k, yeah i think ill ring around on monday, and see what prices i get.
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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:34 pm 
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from repco, the ACL race bolts were $37 for the back - the gasket i can't recall off the top of my head i'm afraid! PM him - his username is Smackdown - he has all the part numbers & prices :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL head gasket blown
Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:56 pm 
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GT-P wrote:
I read somewhere with the AU gasket it blocks water jackets? Is this a major problem?


Ford changed (closed off) some of the water holes in the AU Gasket to alter the way water passes through the head. It is meant to be an improvement.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:01 pm 
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done, i pm smackdown- thanks uglybob
and thank you too madmax for clearing that up for me!
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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 6:42 pm 
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the au head gasket is also a bit thinner giving tiny more comp.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 10:35 pm 
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Got a AU head gasket from my local ford dealer for $65, he said he gave it to me at trade price because of some problems with a job they had done on the car earlier, gives an idea of price though.

 

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