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Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:31 pm 
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my head gasket blew and im just wondering what will be the best gasket to use on my ea falcon
ive heared the au ones are pretty good but i have to change the bolts to i think has any body used them and how much did it cost? and what is the torque rench settings for the different gaskets cheers guys

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:42 pm 
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Au ones are the best apparently, Metal, not paper crap.
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Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:46 pm 
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I've heard ford dont sell e-series gasket. If you buy an EA gasket from you, they just give you the AU gasket. Also, use new bolts too.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:55 pm 
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yes they do still sell e series gaskets i use on on a customers car the other day. yes the au ones are better and also need a different torqe setting 30nm and 120 degree not 40nm and 90degree like the e series. i found out i had torqued my head to the ef setting not the au setting when i put my xr6 head on my car so i hope it holds on. dont think it should matter.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:48 pm 
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NUTZEF wrote:
yes they do still sell e series gaskets i use on on a customers car the other day. yes the au ones are better and also need a different torqe setting 30nm and 120 degree not 40nm and 90degree like the e series. i found out i had torqued my head to the ef setting not the au setting when i put my xr6 head on my car so i hope it holds on. dont think it should matter.


Yeah, I've always wondered about the slight differences in the Torque
settings between gaskets.
On the face of it, I'm thinking that 40nm and 90 degrees would be
pretty close to 30nm and 120 degrees.
And with the 90 degrees - its a lot easier to do than 120 degrees.
( unless you fork out for one of those angle gauges )
Thats not to say you shouldn't do the appropriate settings for the gasket.
But it makes me wonder if there's only a bees dcik in it.
Has anyone else "accidentally" done the AU metal gasket
at 40nm and 90 degrees in an E series and have you had any probs ???
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Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:38 pm 
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i did its still going a year later no problems yet
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Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:52 pm 
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am glad to see that i am not the only d**k head who did the wrong torque setting. its still not leaking.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:23 pm 
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Always use the torque on the gasket you buy, not what's written in a book or soemthing else.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:48 pm 
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i bought the Au gasket and noticed that the oil galleries are smaller than the ones on the EA gasket..............will this matter?

 

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