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Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:14 pm 
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ok.... Head gaskets gone... ripping out my head this weekend.... wont to know if i decide to put in an xr6 head instead... what will i need to change... and will i need to adjust my timing.... is there a difference between fairmont head gasket and xr6 gasket ???

that should do for now any help appreciated
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Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:16 pm 
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should be a str8 swap.

no differance in gasket either, from mem the AU gasket is better and wont go as easily, someone confirm.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:17 pm 
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the gaskets are the same, but your much better off using an AU head gasket (from ford)

You dont need to change anything when you put an xr6 head on

Also, dont forget to use new head bolts and make sure the head and block are spotlessly clean before you put the new head gasket in.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:19 pm 
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rushed is correct, AU head gasket will last alot longer, and get AU head bolts too.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:21 pm 
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You'll barely notice any difference with a XR head without the cam and ECU.

However if you can get it cheaply, grab it.

All the gaskets are the same between models, but don't use an ACL or monotorque.
Use an AU head gasket (they are much better and with in theory increase compression ratio by a bee's d**k)

and most importantly, Buy new head Bolts

Everything else is plug and play!

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Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:22 pm 
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well i already got a permaseal head regrind kit and permaseal head bolts
so guess they gonna have to do ..... there anything wrong with them.. ?????
does anyone know anywhere around epping area that does head change overs... like give them mine for xr6 head and pay the difference..... or what the costs of porting are......???
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Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:33 pm 
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trust 'us' don't use the permaseal head gasket (everything else is ok)

personally i got my head from JJM.

I ended up getting a full reco 94DT head with cam, bolts, hla's seals, all for $550 (with a few trade ins)

If your to port the head... do it to a standard one, there are benefits in doing so.

if keeping your head just get it crack tested, surfaced and a quick going over... any local shop should be able to do it for about 200bux

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:44 pm 
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Yep im another one that will suggest you get the AU metal gasket and the head bolts! Definately worth doing!

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:08 pm 
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I have a El ghia with the standard XR6 engine, it is awesome, and justifies the fact that LSD are standard!!!! needs 225 tyres standard thou

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:31 pm 
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err ok

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:02 pm 
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FairmontXR6 wrote:
I have a El ghia with the standard XR6 engine, it is awesome, and justifies the fact that LSD are standard!!!! needs 225 tyres standard thou


kind of irrelevant dont you think?

 

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i dunno if its Irrelevant...
he has a EL ghia with the standard XR6 engine, it is awesome, and justifies the fact that LSD are standard!!!! needs 225 tyres standard thou.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:57 am 
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lol

get the AU gasket, new head bolts and while ur at it get it shaven and ported?

once my head blows (im refering to the engine) im going to get AU head gasket, head shaven and probably port if i feel like it, cam that goes with the shaven head and ta da....little bit of extra power.....

 

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Definately use new head bolts. If you don't the head could lift and blow out the gasket heaps quicker. You also run the risk of bottoming out the bolts before you get to the proper torque, as they stretch, which also leads to the possability of them shearing off.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:44 pm 
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ok well can i pick up a au head gasket and still use the permaseal head bolts with it or will they have to be replaced now aswell
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