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Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:05 pm 
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just wondering what is the advantage of using an au headgasket on an ef/el.
Do you need to use the au bolts as well, as from what i have heard, you need to modify the au bolts to fit the ef rocker gear.
also will it last longer or is it better in some other way.
If the original lasts around 160-200k how much longer will the au gasket last and won't my motor probably be stuffed by around 300-350k anyway? :?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:22 pm 
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AU gasket is considered a FIX to the head gasket issue.
YES new bolts
Yes they foul up with the rocker gear (grind the bolt heads or the rocker gear)

do a search, they're heaps of threads!

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:28 pm 
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Mine didnt foul the rocker gear.... unless i wasnt using AU bolts like i thought i was?

Is there any visible difference between bolts?
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Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:35 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
AU gasket is considered a FIX to the head gasket issue.
YES new bolts
Yes they foul up with the rocker gear (grind the bolt heads or the rocker gear)


I get that it is considered a fix, but how much more of a fix is it than a standard ef gasket that lasted around 180k.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:36 pm 
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http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=51287

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:37 pm 
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as far as I know, if you get an el gasket from ford, they just give you an AU one, its a replacement now.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:37 pm 
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au alll the way mine has and au one and its got better compression it a good idea

 

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