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 Post subject: Head gasket and radiator change question
Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:39 am 
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Finally getting the head done soon on the Ef i6 Mont
I have read that the au head gaskets raise compression due to the thickness ( I want that), now when I do the gasket I want to get new head bolts too.......
Looking on ebay I can get an au vrs for around $110 and head bolts for around $40, but there are vrs kits designed for eb through to au with bolts new for around $120, but I dont know if the eb to au head gaskets going the have the thinner thickness head gasket. What thickness am I looking at for the head gasket and does anyone know what ebayers are selling the thin au head gasket vrs kits with head bolts to suit?
Also, whats a decent radiator selling on ebay? I remember there was one for $190 that I was recommended to buy from SWC... but I cannot find it anymore.
Lastly, I can get a Gates water pump off ebay for $63 delivered, but I can also get a no named one for $36 and both have the same warranty. Is it worth going the gates for the name of are the cheapo water pumps any good?
Since Im not working right now I need to watch the cash, so any advise on best buys on a raditor, water pump and au vrs/ bolts would be appreciated. Hopefully the fordmodder who have been though this can shed some light on what to stay away from and the best buys.
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 Post subject: Re: Head gasket and radiator change question
Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:37 pm 
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Go to ford and get the au head gasket it's $95 . U can get head bolts from ford but they are like $15 ea :shock:

I just went to my local parts supplier and got a set for $35 .

I did my head gasket just over a year ago . Still fine , no leaks .

Remember to use the au head gasket bolt tension and sequence .

It's 30nm then 120 degrees someone else can confirm it , not 100% sure as I've forgotten .

 

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 Post subject: Re: Head gasket and radiator change question
Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:08 pm 
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I paid $60 odd for my last MLS gasket, but every ford dealerships different.
Bolts will be 30-40 for a set, and the torque specs will come with them, but 30nm and 120* sounds pretty close.

VRS kits come with more s**t than you'll need, however you'll want new inlet & exh gaskets as well as rocker, t-stat housing and the rubber timing cover to head seal.

I bought a cheapy water pump, GWS? brand I think, same as what 3 of the local auto parts stores stock so they can't be all bad. Cost me $30, stores wanted 50-60 for one and an extra 5-10 for a gates.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Head gasket and radiator change question
Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:26 am 
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Hey guys, bit annoyed called the local binks ford parts supplier and the lady ( not the nicest person )
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AU MLS ER 6051 A - $116.55
HEAD BOLTS AU 6065 A - $6.60 ea.
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Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:30 pm 
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Get the bolts some where else , try another Ford dealer for the gasket .

 

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 Post subject: Re: Head gasket and radiator change question
Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:17 pm 
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daniel000 wrote:
Hey guys, bit annoyed called the local binks ford parts supplier and the lady ( not the nicest person )
quoted me

AU MLS ER 6051 A - $116.55
HEAD BOLTS AU 6065 A - $6.60 ea.


I think that's the going rate unfortunately...last MLS gasket price I got quoted was $95 or something. $5 for head bolts each.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Head gasket and radiator change question
Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:10 pm 
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Ultimate Motor Group (Ford) in Mt Maunganui, NZ wants $400 for an mls gasket!!! I'm sure they have a 100% markup on there kit.

One of the turbo guys out here bought one of these radiators.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/ford/radiators/auction-512311071.htm

He had to make some minor mods to get the fans on but reckoned it made a huge difference.
It's an NZ site so it would cost you less due tyo exchange rate, and this seller is in aussy.
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