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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:13 am 
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Greetings All
Going to do the head gasket on my EA.
As we know, the only bolts available are for the AU.
But the box I got stated that on earlier E Series, some grinding
of the camshaft support posts may be necessary to accomodate
the integral washer.
Anyone done an early E series with AU bolts and did you have any probs??
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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:23 am 
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Fitted tons of them to E series and never had to grind the posts, they do come close but the ones i've done have always had clearance.
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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:12 pm 
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Walker wrote:
Fitted tons of them to E series and never had to grind the posts, they do come close but the ones i've done have always had clearance.


Thanks for that Walker.
Hopefully, mine will be likewise.
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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:31 pm 
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have seen heaps of these not fit, we have ground the head of the bolt slightly
to get them to fit, grind around the bolt on a slight angle
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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:31 pm 
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So would the AU bolts go straight into a EF head?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:33 pm 
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yeh I ground the top of the bolts too.

certainly chewed my grinding stone!

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:34 pm 
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Molloy wrote:
So would the AU bolts go straight into a EF head?



no, not always, some they do, but more often they don't
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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:38 pm 
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Molloy wrote:
So would the AU bolts go straight into a EF head?



no, not always, some they do, but more often they don't
Ok thanks mate.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:28 pm 
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whats this? grinding bolts :?

will I have to do this on my EB ??

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:52 pm 
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JT wrote:
whats this? grinding bolts :?

will I have to do this on my EB ??



usually, the new bolts will have a larger diameter at the head, some people grind the head to suit but i find it easier to grind ( chamfer ) the washer section of the new head bolt. they dont make the smaller ones any more for some reason.
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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:35 pm 
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Try Thomson Ford in Parramatta.

Good man Troy. If he hasn't got them, he'll get them for you.
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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:05 pm 
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strange cos on the box it says.. 'headbolt kit for EA EB EF EL & AU'

wouldn't imagine grinding neccessary :?

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:58 pm 
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I would rather grind the edge out of the rocker gear, if you do the head again you'll be changing bolts and have to do it again.
I've never had the problem anyway, you'd be unlucky to strike it where you have to grind me thinks.
I always torque the head down and fit the rocker assembly after it anyway, so if i did strike it i'd definately be grinding rocker posts lol.
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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:01 pm 
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JT wrote:
strange cos on the box it says.. 'headbolt kit for EA EB EF EL & AU'

wouldn't imagine grinding neccessary :?


Yeah, my box said EA to AU but there was a note inside
about the "possible" need for grinding on earlier models.
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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:18 pm 
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I sell them everyday of the week and never heard of doing that once. Also the torque settings ain't the best out there either. Try 40nm then 80nm then 110nm as used by JMM & RPD
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