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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:30 pm 
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I might take you up on that...But just not yet. Too busy these days.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:04 pm 
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just last week me and my brother in law attempted a head gasket change on my ef, got to about half way taking the head bolts off and one of the f**k got rounded therefore we couldnt get it off, tried everything logical, impact driver, those sockets that dig into rounded bolts, but no go was a damn piss off as we didnt wanna weld near the engine or drill and what not, so in the end we put it all back together and shoved a bottle of "seal up" in the cooling system. and f**k me it was a C*** of a week.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:19 pm 
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only use hex 6 side bolts and a good ratched to get the bolts off i had no problems gettin em off really
its was hard work thats it
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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:20 pm 
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cooki_monsta wrote:
hey guys, just got my eb looked at, and its got a leaky head gasket, anyhow, the thought of 1700, for a job i can do at around 150 ish, is a bit daunting, i was just wondering if anyone had any good technical documents on replacin the head gasket in the 4l engine, any help appreciated, and tricks that make the job easier.

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just wondering how exactly are you going to do for $150???

VRS and head bolts, skim the head there goes your $150
then you have coolent and posibly oil.
not to mention if you have any burnt valves or seats

a head reco can be any thing from $250 to $500

although i do agree 1700 is far to much, should be between $900 and $1250

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:33 pm 
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lol will cost more that 150 try 3 or 4 hundred i spend 80 bucks in fluids
also brought a new drive belt oh and a new head hehe stem seals and gaskets adds up pretty darn quick
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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:45 pm 
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Poor Ratchet!

Actually poor wrist when the ratchet gives, Use a breaker Bar!
I found 'ABV' impact sockets are very strong! (14mm)

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Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:27 am 
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meh i meant 150 on parts, id get the head checkd, and reco'd if it needed it, but basically the labour at a mechanics is way to damn expensive

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:31 pm 
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does it really matter if you remove the cam chain as long as the crank dosen't move and the cam sproket is in the correct place

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:41 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
Poor Ratchet!

Actually poor wrist when the ratchet gives, Use a breaker Bar!
I found 'ABV' impact sockets are very strong! (14mm)

=)


and they have a lifetime garantee (spelling)! When I rounded a head bolt off. We used a 13mm one and used a sledgehammer to knock it on. then we used the 900mm ABV knuckle bar. Came of really easy. So now that's all i'm using...Impact sockets all the way!

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:48 pm 
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A genuine FORD mechanic said " Hit all the head bolts with a hammer befor trying to remove them" it evidently helps to crack the bolts seal and he also said " Give each bolt a sharp pull on a breaker bar to start them off using only impact sockets"

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:25 pm 
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hey falconea thats actually a pretty good idea, but seeing as tho i am no longer doing this myself, got a friend of a friend to do it, so im gonna watch him do it, and maby get some know how for next time, thanks guys for all your input though

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:05 pm 
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falconea wrote:
A genuine FORD mechanic said " Hit all the head bolts with a hammer befor trying to remove them" it evidently helps to crack the bolts seal and he also said " Give each bolt a sharp pull on a breaker bar to start them off using only impact sockets"


It is supposed to help, i did it when i was pulling mine out but still managed to round one off.

 

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