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Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:05 pm 
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Am about to do head gasket on my EF 6cyl, have been told to use AU gasket as is supposed to be better. Head Reconditioner says if I use AU he will not warrant reco head and must use set supplied by him and the AU is wrong one. Can anyone enlighten me about this issue. Thanks
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Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:22 pm 
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AU is the one to use. Find a reconditioner who knows what they are talking about.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:56 pm 
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well that's fair enough,,he's not the only one who won't warrant parts he doesn't supply.

and technically he is correct.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:10 pm 
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Au one is better, but it's more than understandabl;e that he's not going to warrent anything not supplied by him!

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:13 pm 
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Bah warranty on car parts! theres no such thing, they'll get out of it!


AU and nothing else end of.

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You can tell him to stick his head up his a***! instead of out. go figure!

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:35 pm 
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go the au....he's probably thinkin he'll get you again in a year or so!!!!
engine builders know whats good and whats not
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Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:46 pm 
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the au is a metal jobbie right?

would i be right in assuming that its only available from ford spares.....

price check on au head gaskit pls....

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:49 pm 
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Tripple Shim Metal Jobbie,
You'll also Need new bolts.

$90 approx and there are a few resellers around.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:26 am 
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Get new bolts aswell.
Try and get the block taped out to clean the threads out before the head goes on.
You can buy a tap and do it yourself or get someone to do it for you.

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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:32 am 
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The AU gasket is less likely, maybe impossible to Blow or leak, if installed to AU Specs using EA to AU new Head bolts, no more money for him from repairs.

See if he will agree to warrant everything including labour except the head gasket.

Should he not agree then maybe his workmanship is questionable.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:49 am 
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repco do a kit i believe with vrs and head studs. maybe other retailers do too.
was about 190 all up iirc
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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:47 am 
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hales231271 wrote:
You can buy a tap and do it yourself or get someone to do it for you.


Best tool for the job is one of the old head bolts. Make a cut up the side of the thread with an angle grinder and use it to clean the threads in the block.

 

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