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Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:15 am 
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ok i'm thinking of pulling my head off for a bit of
porting and polishing and just wanting to know
what head gasket i should use when i put it all
back together ?????????????
any1 using jmm (Multi-Layer Steel-Head Gasket) are thay any good

any help would be gr8

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:58 am 
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yeh I am,
Use a AU shim head gasket, In fact If you go to ford and ask for a E series gasket... you'll get a AU one

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:28 pm 
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genuine Ford AU one. Not an aftermarket ones, as aftermarket companies such as ACL don't make metal ones for the AU and that.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:30 pm 
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will a au one fit an ef
what makes the au ones better

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:37 pm 
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Yep it will fit - The JMM one is an AU gasket

AU ones as thinner (good for a bit of extra compression) and stronger.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:44 pm 
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Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:06 am 
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Au one is metal compared the the normal ones or previously used ones which are normal gasket material (a fibre paper type stuff). the metal ones last longer and seem to have been the solution to the headgasket failure problem that was common on early 4.0L SOHC I6's.

 

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Does the AU one fit 3.9??

 

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jaym wrote:
Does the AU one fit 3.9??
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Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:00 pm 
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Au one is metal compared the the normal ones or previously used ones which are normal gasket material (a fibre paper type stuff). the metal ones last longer and seem to have been the solution to the headgasket failure problem that was common on early 4.0L SOHC I6's.
I have a set of au stocks if u want them tyres arnt bad

 

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jet ute wrote:
jaym wrote:
Does the AU one fit 3.9??
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are you sure about that?? i have been told otherwise...

 

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jet ute wrote:
twr7cx wrote:
Au one is metal compared the the normal ones or previously used ones which are normal gasket material (a fibre paper type stuff). the metal ones last longer and seem to have been the solution to the headgasket failure problem that was common on early 4.0L SOHC I6's.
I have a set of au stocks if u want them tyres arnt bad



WTF???

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Yes, I'm lead to believe the AU gasket fits fine on the 3.9 but you'll need to use AU bolts and torque sequence

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:13 pm 
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yes you can use Au gaskets on 3.9's

And yes, always use the torque sequence for the type of gasket your using (not the engine).

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:19 pm 
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i went for a acl race series gasket kit and that looks like its twin metal
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HaZZa wrote:
i went for a acl race series gasket kit and that looks like its twin metal


ACL race = graphite

 

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