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 Post subject: Quick headgasket ques.
Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:20 pm 
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Just wondering, when u have an ef, headgasket goes, replace it with an AU gasket,
do you use AU head bolts or ef ones?

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 Post subject: Re: Quick headgasket ques.
Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:45 pm 
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EF Headbolts, not that it really will matter all too much seeing as the blocks and heads are the same on both EF and AU.
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 Post subject: Re: Quick headgasket ques.
Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:50 pm 
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I have heard au bolts have a larger head and need to be ground down to fit an ef head.
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 Post subject: Re: Quick headgasket ques.
Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:15 pm 
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They're the same.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Quick headgasket ques.
Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:16 pm 
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nalane wrote:
I have heard au bolts have a larger head and need to be ground down to fit an ef head.


AU head bolts do have a larger head on them...but only thicker, not wider. Fits just fine.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Quick headgasket ques.
Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:30 am 
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Haven't been able to buy "EF" spec headbolts for quite some time.......10 years or so now......they were replaced with AU spec ones.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Quick headgasket ques.
Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:25 pm 
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Sweet, so AU headgasket with AU head bolts into EF motor. :D

thanks guys for your help.
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 Post subject: Re: Quick headgasket ques.
Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:36 pm 
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May be a silly question, as ive never had any experience with au head gaskets. but if you take the head off can you reuse the head gasket or does it ruin the gasket like when taking the head off with the older style gaskets (EA-EL)?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Quick headgasket ques.
Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:13 pm 
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Just been thinking, so i buy a AU headgasket from ford not burson, etc. Where do i get the AU head bolts from? Can u buy them seperate to VRS kits?

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 Post subject: Re: Quick headgasket ques.
Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:37 pm 
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EFMONTY88 wrote:
Just been thinking, so i buy a AU headgasket from ford not burson, etc. Where do i get the AU head bolts from? Can u buy them seperate to VRS kits?

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efmonty88



AU MLS head gaskets are available after market. You can buy a vrs with them in it. Head bolts are normally sold separate to vrs

 

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 Post subject: Re: Quick headgasket ques.
Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:21 pm 
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macxr8 wrote:
EFMONTY88 wrote:
Just been thinking, so i buy a AU headgasket from ford not burson, etc. Where do i get the AU head bolts from? Can u buy them seperate to VRS kits?

cheers

efmonty88



AU MLS head gaskets are available after market. You can buy a vrs with them in it. Head bolts are normally sold separate to vrs



No worries :D

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 Post subject: Re: Quick headgasket ques.
Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:26 pm 
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AU head bolts are $5.60 each retail but you might be able to find a set after market for MUCH less.
It doesn't sound like much but needing 14 of them is expensive.

Part number for the bolts is AU 6065 C and the Head Gasket ER 6051 A $88.00 RETAIL.
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 Post subject: Re: Quick headgasket ques.
Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:55 pm 
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My AU metal head gasket cost me $97 trade, goes for $130 retail from bursons.
Sound to dear? What torque do u do up AU head bolts with AU hdgskt in EF motor?
Ive read some where u do up ef head bolts more, n the turns afterwards are less, ie 40nm with 2x90 deg turns. And AU headbolts are like 35nm with 2x120 deg turns?

TRUE/FALSE?

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Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:04 pm 
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jerrytorry wrote:
May be a silly question, as ive never had any experience with au head gaskets. but if you take the head off can you reuse the head gasket or does it ruin the gasket like when taking the head off with the older style gaskets (EA-EL)?


Considering it isn't a copper head gaskit, I would imagine it's a throw away item. I too have not had any experience with the AU gaskit, but the next time i need to do a head gaskit, hopefully not for a good long while, i will be using one.

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 Post subject: Re: Quick headgasket ques.
Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:24 am 
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EFMONTY88 wrote:
My AU metal head gasket cost me $97 trade, goes for $130 retail from bursons.
Sound to dear? What torque do u do up AU head bolts with AU hdgskt in EF motor?
Ive read some where u do up ef head bolts more, n the turns afterwards are less, ie 40nm with 2x90 deg turns. And AU headbolts are like 35nm with 2x120 deg turns?

TRUE/FALSE?

cheers

efmonty88



35nm +120º

 

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