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 Post subject: head gasket
Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:37 pm 
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hi i was wondering if any1 has an idea how much it is going to cost to get a new head gasket for my eb fairmont as i am going to get in put in by a family member and i need it as cheap as i can
:D also i have been told that u should get a AU head gasket as they last longer is this true?
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 Post subject: Re: head gasket
Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:45 pm 
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I just replaced the head gasket on my ed. It was around $100 (might have been less) from ford for the au gasket and au bolts. You should get a new set of bolts as they're meant to be one use only.
The AU gaskets and bolts bolts are both meant to be better as well, but we'll see. The bloke at parts actually said they don't sell ED gaskets anymore, so i had to ask specifically for the AU one; he didnt seem to know the AU gaskets work on e-series:P.

 

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 Post subject: Re: head gasket
Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:48 pm 
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shyun wrote:
I just replaced the head gasket on my ed. It was around $100 (might have been less) from ford for the au gasket and au bolts. You should get a new set of bolts as they're meant to be one use only.
The AU gaskets and bolts bolts are both meant to be better as well, but we'll see. The bloke at parts actually said they don't sell ED gaskets anymore, so i had to ask specifically for the AU one; he didnt seem to know the AU gaskets work on e-series:P.


ta thanx for that i will go and have a look at ford and i wil also try out the AU gasket
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 Post subject: Re: head gasket
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:56 am 
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apparently the stock EA-ED (maybe ef/el as well) gaskets last around 100,000ks
and you can get a complete gasket and bolt kit off ebay for $70
so if your not going to be doing a performance build any time soon, id go down that route
also get the hed faced which will be $50
so all up $120 + some new oil and bits n pieces, but can def be done very cheap

 

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 Post subject: Re: head gasket
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:23 am 
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thanx for that i just went to ford and got a quote for the AU gasket and bolts and it is about $180 i will also go have a look on ebay thanx
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Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:46 pm 
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leesie34 wrote:
thanx for that i just went to ford and got a quote for the AU gasket and bolts and it is about $180 i will also go have a look on ebay thanx


I would highly recommend the AU head gasket even if you don't chase power. It is more reliable then the standard composite gaskets. It is required to get new head bolts...so don't skimp on those...they are Torque-To-Yield bolts, so once they have been torqued once, they will stretch, so reusing head bolts is not recommended at all.

The head will need to be checked and restraightened (if required...)and while it's out, get it tested (pressure and crack test I think), cleaned and valves checked. It can cost $200 upwards depending what needs doing or what you want to get done as well as the shop.

When I did the head gasket on my engine, it cost me about $600 all up.

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Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:07 pm 
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lol phongus you have listed the very good and reliable way

i think this guy is after the 'cheap and ghetto yet plausable' way :p

 

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 Post subject: Re: head gasket
Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:21 am 
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well if u want the cheap way then the regular gasket will still last 5 to 10 years...the AU style gasket relies on the deck being very clean and straight

 

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