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 Post subject: Head gasket advice
Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:15 pm 
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G'day I have searched but still don't feel I'm across everything. I have 2005 BF Egas, it's my first Falcon, so I'm not that familiar with them.

I am pretty sure I have blown a head gasket (morning start a clunk) and then it starts at second go, and is using a bit of water, not huge amounts but noticeable.

I'm thinking about doing myself. Head gasket (Payen Head Gasket # AE5850) kit with bolts around $150. Is there a pictorial how to, I couldn't find one. Any other thread you could point me to for instructions or advice?

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 Post subject: Re: Head gasket advice
Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:30 am 
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First thing buy a workshop manual it's the greatest thing I've ever done car wise.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Head gasket advice
Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:02 pm 
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Darcy4524 wrote:
First thing buy a workshop manual it's the greatest thing I've ever done car wise.

Thanks, thought that someone might have had a write up, cheers.
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 Post subject: Re: Head gasket advice
Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:25 pm 
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make sure ya not losing water elsewhere too ie hose connections, radiator, heater tap etc
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 Post subject: Re: Head gasket advice
Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:38 pm 
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And get your coolant tested for CO Carbon Monoxide.

Better to know for sure instead of assuming - you'll be p****d to find later you've spent all that time on a needless job.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Head gasket advice
Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:49 pm 
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snap0964 wrote:
And get your coolant tested for CO Carbon Monoxide.

Better to know for sure instead of assuming - you'll be p****d to find later you've spent all that time on a needless job.



? ... never heard of that one Snap
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 Post subject: Re: Head gasket advice
Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:53 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Head gasket advice
Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:58 pm 
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ranga83 wrote:
its a TK tester MAD



can ya explain that to a err 'newbe' :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: Head gasket advice
Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:00 am 
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two separate cylinders, in line with each other filled with a special liquid, uses a plunger type thing to suck the air out of the radiator/header tank. if carbon monoxide is present it changes the colour of the liquid

 

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 Post subject: Re: Head gasket advice
Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:02 am 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHp5E7XnbXo like this

 

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 Post subject: Re: Head gasket advice
Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:35 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Head gasket advice
Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:46 am 
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Thanks guys. I have a pressure tester, so will hook that up tomorrow, but can def hear the water getting compressed in the morning start.
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