Fordmods Logo

NL engine head gaskets. 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 8 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: NL engine head gaskets.
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:42 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 37

Posts: 1500

Joined: 14th Nov 2004

Ride: Falcon

Location: SE Melb
VIC, Australia

How long has someone gone on their 4.0L engine (in kms) until the head gaskets have to been replaced? I am currently at 184,000 kms and all looks ok.

 

_________________

Instant Karma is gonna get you!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:44 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 5858

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 8 images

Ride: '95 EF's

Location: Leederville
WA, Australia

how long is a piece of string? there isn't any magical figure when it happens! if its all looked after, then it *should* last ages - but you never know!

 

_________________

R.I.P. Scotty

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:46 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 6047

Joined: 12th Nov 2004

Ride: Ford Ef Futura

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Ive seen anywhere between 100,000 and 1,000,000. Im at 197 and might need replacing.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:59 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 11103

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Ride: AU III XR8 Pursuit 250 ute

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

Like Isaid somewere else there's an ex cab EB with over a million and it has NEVER had the rocker cover removed so the owner swears.
My car with 640,000 has never had an engine rebuild or anything so the previous owner tells me (and why would he lie, I mean a rebuild would be good thing in this case).
Moms EB II Fairmont has almost 300,000km's now and the rocker cover has never been removed.

If you treat your car well and look after your cooling system you should be fine. Although there a few unlucky ones.

 

_________________

Heaps of performance EF/L parts for sale, including supercharged VCT motor!

2002 Ford AU Series III Falcon XR8 Pursuit 250 ute - 5.6L of V8 Windsor!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:30 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 409

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Ride: EL Fairmont

Location: Look at that RICE!!
SA, Australia

Mine was fine untill i ran her seriously lean and blew it out the exhaust side.

162,000km btw

 

_________________

Soo many idiots. So few bullets

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:50 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 1434

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 15 images

Ride: ALTED XR6 - ALTED EA - EF TAXI

Location: Sunshine Coast QLD
QLD, Australia

The NL we own head gasket as 120,000kms, and full motor rebuild at 160,000kms ....

Aux gear seized up :(
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:34 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 4093

Joined: 20th Mar 2005

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: 2.0 Turbo VW

Power: 142 rwkw

Location: Seaford State:
VIC, Australia

uglybob wrote:
how long is a piece of string?


Twice as long from the Centre to the End!!!!

sorry guys, couldn't help myself

 

_________________

Carefree, we may not be number one, but we're up there.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:00 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 927

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Ride: BA Falcon EGas

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

I'm about to replace mine at 195000.
I'm starting to lose coolant.

 

_________________

BA Falcon Futura on EGas. Stock as...

EF 5 speed manual; PH 4480 Pacemaker Headers; 2 1/2" Lukey Mandrel Bent System; Hi Flow Walker Cat; Stage 3 Crow Cam; ChipTorque Chip; 3" Mandrel Bent Intake; K&N Pod Filter; Low Pedders Suspension; 17" EL GT Champagne Rims; RPM Series Clutch

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 8 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 32 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:53 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names