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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 5:23 pm 
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ok ok well i took my beautiful argon silver (beautiful is my opinion) ef falcon to repco a month or two ago and they said 'your rocker cover gasket needs replacing, as do your leads' cos apparently my rocker was leaking oil... replaced it on sunday... and the engine is still leaking oil... now my car doesnt seem to be driving much differently (due to oil loss) so im thinking where else could it be from, it looks like the leak is around the front of the engine... is there a gasket between the block and the belts at the front or something?

also... never ever go to coffey ford for parts people. they rip you off and tell you s**t.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:26 pm 
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out the right gasket in? ... use silocone on it too? .

yeah, there is a gasket between the block and the head, its a rubber one ... you can replace that by removing the timing chain case ... i'd ge-gease it all, and clean it all up, drive it for a day, and have a look where its coming from .

the EF/EL rocker cover gaskets can be a b**ch to sit in right sometimes .even more so around the back of the rocker cover.
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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:44 pm 
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From the Title of this post I thought you must be driving a dunnidore. LOL

Your leak may be coming from the timing case to head seal, genuine is a rubber gasket. However I amd many others have go away from that and use a generous bead of 'Sensor safe silicone' with no gasket. Last time I use this method it lasted well over 4 years.



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the EF/EL rocker cover gaskets can be a b**ch to sit in right sometimes .even more so around the back of the rocker cover.


I aways use a small amount of silicone to hold the gasket in place whilst I'm installing the rocker cover.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:40 pm 
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rocker cover gasket wasnt that hard i found... though i cant replace my leads without taking the inlet stuff off!! grrr at the design...

anyways rocker is clean as a whistle around the seal.. no leaks even at the back...

seems to be leaking at the front... i might take it to a mechanics to get done cos i am not good enough to do it myself

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:46 pm 
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rocker cover gasket wasnt that hard i found... though i cant replace my leads without taking the inlet stuff off!! grrr at the design...

anyways rocker is clean as a whistle around the seal.. no leaks even at the back...

seems to be leaking at the front... i might take it to a mechanics to get done cos i am not good enough to do it myself


You can, have done it before, do it from underneath the car... and poke them though the top of the inlet runners.

fair bit of swearing involed,

just replace one at at time, i.e. from the old one from the cap first, and put the new one on - This way you make it nice and smiple, and don't get your leads confused.
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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:51 pm 
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rocker cover gasket wasnt that hard i found... though i cant replace my leads without taking the inlet stuff off!! grrr at the design...

anyways rocker is clean as a whistle around the seal.. no leaks even at the back...

seems to be leaking at the front... i might take it to a mechanics to get done cos i am not good enough to do it myself


Thats fair enough to know you own limitations I applaud you.

However going to a mechanic is going to be costly if it is the timing case to head seal, the least he's going to have to do is, remove radiator to give access to harmonic balancer, remove harmonic balancer, remove power steering pump to gain access to timing chain tensioner, remove tension from timing chain, lower sump, remove timing case, replace gaskets then reverse procedure. I don't think i forgotten anything.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:54 pm 
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damn thats going to be expensive huh...

all at the wrong time... speeding fines (its so easy to speed in my car!!!) and phonebills now this ha ha ha

anyways the last mechanic i went to said i had xr6 injectors in my engine... which doesnt make sense to me, anyone else bought a standard futura and been told this?

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:57 pm 
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damn thats going to be expensive huh...

all at the wrong time... speeding fines (its so easy to speed in my car!!!) and phonebills now this ha ha ha

anyways the last mechanic i went to said i had xr6 injectors in my engine... which doesnt make sense to me, anyone else bought a standard futura and been told this?


Haha, XR6 injectors eh? ... good old mechincs, xr6 & standard ones are the SAME

I'd do the work for mates rates if you where in qld .
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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:04 pm 
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ha ha ha last time i go to repco (dodgy as)

au2low, there should be more people like you around... i dont know lots about fords apart from that i love them... so therefore i cant offer people anything apart from what i am skilled in... web design and computer s**t. but i think fordmods people helpin each other out (even with just info) is how it should be...

can anyone recommend a mechanic in SE melb?

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:06 pm 
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can anyone recommend a mechanic in SE melb?


Are you anywhere near Seaford?

G S & M Automotive
Fact 1/ 50 Peninsula Blv Seaford 3198

I'd offer to give you a hand myself, but I will be interstate in a couple of days. :D

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:26 pm 
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narre warren south, just up thosmsons road dude!

i think i took my falcon to you to get the aircon done (perhaps??)

ex fiance lives in seaford too ha ha ha

 

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oil leaks seem to be getting a little worse... does the timing cover losing oil affect performance at all?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:47 am 
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oil leaks seem to be getting a little worse... does the timing cover losing oil affect performance at all?


I wouldn't think so, as long as you keep and eye on your oil level

 

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