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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:42 pm 
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If the head gasket is gone, maybe the cooling system not pressurising properly?
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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:03 pm 
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Make sure you get a GENUINE head gasket kit and a GENUINE thermostat as I have had these kind of troubles with NON GENUINE thermostats before :roll: :twisted: :twisted:

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:45 pm 
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GTBob wrote:
Make sure you get a GENUINE head gasket kit and a GENUINE thermostat as I have had these kind of troubles with NON GENUINE thermostats before :roll: :twisted: :twisted:



Damn got an after market thermostat :? , where bouts can you get genuine Head gasket kits from and how much? Same with thermostat.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:58 pm 
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What area are you in? I get trade at Jarvis. Use Ford gaskets as GTBob said. But I have only had 1 aftermarket thermostat fail on me in almost 20 years.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:04 pm 
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I'm Rose Park, Kesington Norwood area.

So how much would I be up for for everything needed to do the head gasket minus tools, have a torque wrench capable of the job, socket sets, screw drivers, anything else I need??

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:08 am 
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Would the head gasket be the cause of this? Just don't want to have to turn around and re-do the head gasket in a few weeks thats all.


I was just thinking process of elimination.
Fix what you know needs fixing first.

You shouldn't need to re-do the head gasket again, unless it isn't done properly.

Did mine the other week.
Bolts 40-70 depending where you get them
Genuine Ford AU Gasket $70.
Make sure you use new bolts and get the head checked & flattened by a proper cylinder head place before re-bolting on.
Good luck.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:24 pm 
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You shouldn't need to re-do the head gasket again, unless it isn't done properly.
get the head checked & flattened by a proper cylinder head place before re-bolting on.
Good luck.


Hmm I don't thin this was done last time the head gaskt was done maybe 50000 k's ago now by the previous owner

Thanks for the pricings it'll be bout 1 1/2 - 2 weeks before i get to do it cause of uni exams.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:53 pm 
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thanks for asking thoses few questions specially the one bout the temp gauge my does that constently and i'm always freakin that i'm gonna break down on the side of the road somewhere do me a favor and let me know if you find a ginune head kit and how much
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