Fordmods Logo

Intake Manifold Gasket - 302 Windsor 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 13 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Intake Manifold Gasket - 302 Windsor
Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:48 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 366

Joined: 21st Nov 2004

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: BA Ford Fairmont 5.4L

Location: Gold Coast
QLD, Australia

Hi Guys,

I am looking at replacing the Intake Manifold gasket on my Fairmont, it has a slow oil leak from the front that I have been ignoring for a long while.

I just want to know what the best gaskets are that I should be using and where to get them? Also, any other advise would be great, like other bits I will need, etc.

I haven't done this before so will be a learning experience, setting aside a weekend for it :)

 

_________________

Image
http://www.xcalibrestudios.com

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Intake Manifold Gasket - 302 Windsor
Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:05 pm 
EFI Guru
Offline

Age: 52

Posts: 4289

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 28 images

Ride: 351 Vogue,XH 5.0,'17 5.0 Stang

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Felpro 1250.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Intake Manifold Gasket - 302 Windsor
Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:04 pm 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

either Summitracing.com or Jegs.com if you looking international, they are pretty quick with post, otherwise rocket can get them local, but expect to pay a bit more.

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Intake Manifold Gasket - 302 Windsor
Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:16 pm 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

Jegs has them on sale right now.

here

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Intake Manifold Gasket - 302 Windsor
Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:24 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 41

Posts: 4629

Joined: 23rd Nov 2006

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: 5.0 AU's and 5.0 Maverick

Power: 139 rwkw

Location: Sydney West
NSW, Australia

Get a can of Wurth Rost Off and spray all the manifold bolts the night before and again as you start removing them.
They are very well known for rusting into the heads at the water passage , snapping off and being most annoying.

 

_________________

xr6turnip wrote:
More people paid for a ride in a VT commodore then an AU Falcon so the VT is superior.
Based on that fact my Mum is the best around!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Intake Manifold Gasket - 302 Windsor
Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:25 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 366

Joined: 21st Nov 2004

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: BA Ford Fairmont 5.4L

Location: Gold Coast
QLD, Australia

I went to see how much it would cost for a mechanic to do this and It's about $250.

I am still thinking I'll do it myself but the mechanic told me that It's common that when you remove the distributor you can drop the rod or something into the sump. Is this a common issue and how can I be sure not to let it happen?

Any help would be great.

Cheers.

 

_________________

Image
http://www.xcalibrestudios.com

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Intake Manifold Gasket - 302 Windsor
Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:42 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 35

Posts: 4285

Joined: 8th Dec 2004

Gallery: 25 images

Ride: EB2 Ghia,Mighty Boy,Eb1 Xr8 5spd

Location: ** In the Shed! **
VIC, Australia

Take plenty of photo's as you go, pulling bits apart one by one, that way if you get stuck putting it back together, you can have a look at the photo's for a guide. It's what I do if I've not done a job before.

ACL gasket set would be ok for the job, as would felpro or durapro.

Cheers

ToranaGuy

 

_________________

I am the ToranaGuy!|74 Lh Torana Turbo|78 Hz PanelVan|86 Mighty Boy Ute|93 EB2 Ghia,GT Mockup,5spd,LPGI,Full Leather|2 x EB Xr8 5spd's|FS [VIC]: Wrecking - Eb XR8 - Parts available |Build Thread|Ebay Items - Ford Parts|

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Intake Manifold Gasket - 302 Windsor
Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:55 am 
EFI Guru
Offline

Age: 52

Posts: 4289

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 28 images

Ride: 351 Vogue,XH 5.0,'17 5.0 Stang

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Sipheren wrote:
I am still thinking I'll do it myself but the mechanic told me that It's common that when you remove the distributor you can drop the rod or something into the sump. Is this a common issue and how can I be sure not to let it happen?

Any help would be great.

Cheers.


That's crap, that would only happen if some f**k left the clip off the oil pump drive when the engine was built.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Intake Manifold Gasket - 302 Windsor
Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:58 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 366

Joined: 21st Nov 2004

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: BA Ford Fairmont 5.4L

Location: Gold Coast
QLD, Australia

XR9UTE wrote:
Sipheren wrote:
I am still thinking I'll do it myself but the mechanic told me that It's common that when you remove the distributor you can drop the rod or something into the sump. Is this a common issue and how can I be sure not to let it happen?

Any help would be great.

Cheers.


That's crap, that would only happen if some f**k left the clip off the oil pump drive when the engine was built.


Cool, thats good to know.

cheers

 

_________________

Image
http://www.xcalibrestudios.com

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Intake Manifold Gasket - 302 Windsor
Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:13 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 366

Joined: 21st Nov 2004

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: BA Ford Fairmont 5.4L

Location: Gold Coast
QLD, Australia

Does anyone know any good guides or videos to look at?

I have a workshop manual to use but I like seeing images to get a good idea of what I am doing.

 

_________________

Image
http://www.xcalibrestudios.com

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Intake Manifold Gasket - 302 Windsor
Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:17 am 
EFI Guru
Offline

Age: 52

Posts: 4289

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 28 images

Ride: 351 Vogue,XH 5.0,'17 5.0 Stang

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Yeah but it won't help you fix your car :mrgreen:
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Intake Manifold Gasket - 302 Windsor
Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:30 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 35

Posts: 4285

Joined: 8th Dec 2004

Gallery: 25 images

Ride: EB2 Ghia,Mighty Boy,Eb1 Xr8 5spd

Location: ** In the Shed! **
VIC, Australia

It's not a hard job man, I just swapped a carby type manifold for the factory efi setup, hardest part was finding the bolt sequence for the lower manifold, and then connecting up the vacuum pipes. Otherwise it was easy....

Cheers

ToranaGuy

 

_________________

I am the ToranaGuy!|74 Lh Torana Turbo|78 Hz PanelVan|86 Mighty Boy Ute|93 EB2 Ghia,GT Mockup,5spd,LPGI,Full Leather|2 x EB Xr8 5spd's|FS [VIC]: Wrecking - Eb XR8 - Parts available |Build Thread|Ebay Items - Ford Parts|

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Intake Manifold Gasket - 302 Windsor
Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:48 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 366

Joined: 21st Nov 2004

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: BA Ford Fairmont 5.4L

Location: Gold Coast
QLD, Australia

ToranaGuy wrote:
It's not a hard job man, I just swapped a carby type manifold for the factory efi setup, hardest part was finding the bolt sequence for the lower manifold, and then connecting up the vacuum pipes. Otherwise it was easy....

Cheers

ToranaGuy


Do I need any special tools? I saw a video on disconnecting the fuel lines and they used a special tool...

 

_________________

Image
http://www.xcalibrestudios.com

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 13 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 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 Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:59 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

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