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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:44 am 
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yeah when my head gasket blew, it was leaking straight into the cylinder, no milky stains in oil. it f**k my coolant bottle, where the join is on the bottle it seperated that and was leakign and actually spraying out. only noticed this after i did the gasket and then the bottle could not hold pressure anymore, had to change that aswell. i did my timing, water pump and chain sliders all at the same time. along with high flow thermostat and radiator bottle and cap. may aswell do it all in one hit if your keeping the motor.
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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:48 am 
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since i changed the cap i haven't lost any water so this is where i must have been losing it from

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:03 am 
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mitchell g wrote:
since i changed the cap i haven't lost any water so this is where i must have been losing it from


yeah, for your money sake i hope that fixes it. easy fix if it has :wink:

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:16 pm 
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yeah, i have a timming chain noise atm, so i'm not sure, it's not a rattle but more like a rubbing noise

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:34 pm 
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mitchell g wrote:
yeah, i have a timming chain noise atm, so i'm not sure, it's not a rattle but more like a rubbing noise


yeah, im not expert but i guess that would be from worn sliders, especially the one the chain tensioner is on, found that to be the most worn on when i pulled mine out. i didnt have any noise from mine but i wanted to do it, just for my piece of mind.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:59 pm 
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fair enough, motors only done 195,000 so it seems a little odd to me

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:09 pm 
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mitchell g wrote:
fair enough, motors only done 195,000 so it seems a little odd to me


could depend on how its been serviced in its life. my ed has got 162K on it, bought at 138K. and its gone through a head gasket, box and now the dif is s**t it self. but then again, its been converted manual, and the diff is from an xr6, god knows how many km. and for the head gasket, was a matter of when, not if hah.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:05 pm 
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yeah this is all true, i'd say going by the condition it was in when i got it it was well looked after cometic wise and had been serviced at ford all it's life, in a previous service something was mentioned about the timming chain, will dig threw my docets and have a look at what it said

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:06 pm 
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I bought my eb with 162xxxks had a blown head gasket.
I've done a headgasket on a au with 120xxxks. Just leaking not blown and full up to date service history
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Pakrat wrote:
I bought my eb with 162xxxks had a blown head gasket.
I've done a headgasket on a au with 120xxxks. Just leaking not blown and full up to date service history

Yeah I'm sure there is still some old e series falcons getting around that havnt blown their first one yet. Some last longer than others but pretty much you know they will go some
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