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Old 09-07-2004, 23:42   #1 (permalink)
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What a sick ****...

I've done my head gasket in too!

It started missing pretty half decently in traffic yesterday afternoon and I thought of the head gasket straight away. Anyway, after a bit of mucking around and checking out vacuum hoses and leads, I gave up. Started it this morning and took it to the place where I got my gas done to finish off wrecking the EF. Checked under the oil cap for giggles and hey hey it's full of milk.

My mechanic put a bit of this rubbery cement block thing in and said it'll last a little while if I treat her nice ....not likely.

Thinking of getting my spare EF head machined and throwing in an AU steel gasket. Apparently the steel gasket makes the cam timing get thrown out somehow? I don't know if this is true but I was told this today.

2nd head gasket I've killed from Super-Hard Sundeep Thrashment™ this year lol. I've only driven my car for about 15000km since I bought it. I didn't drive Mum's more than 2000km before it shit itself lol. I feel some head-gasket curse coming on!

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Old 09-07-2004, 23:52   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What a sick ****...

The AU gasket has little effect on cam timing, it's just like skimming 0.020" off a head, the difference is oh so tiny, less than typical chain stretch over a period of time.

Throw a vernier gear on it if you're worried.

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Old 09-08-2004, 01:01   #3 (permalink)
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Thats no good mate, ohwell, we've (mostly) experienced Head Gasket problems, youll be right, shouldnt cost to much.
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Old 09-08-2004, 01:15   #4 (permalink)
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Sweet, thanks Soxx. I thought as much.

I can get a re-conditioned 91AA (ED) head off Gilly's old man for $100. It comes with the cam and rocker gear, which from what I can see have also been reco'd. I've also got a 94AB (EF) head sitting in my garage. It has been reco'd in 2000/2001 and has seen about 100,000km of Taxi use. Which of these 2 would be better to use? I heard that 91AA heads are the best flowing E-series, but then 94AB is newer, so logically it should be better! Which one should I use??

I'm going to try and do the cheapest head gasket change in the club ever lol. I'm thinking of keeping my old head bolts too, coz on EAs I've read/heard it isn't always necessary to change them. On EF/L though it's a different story, they stretch or something.

I'm getting so sick of this car, it's going to drive me in to the ground. First fines now head gaskets...what next :S

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Old 09-08-2004, 01:36   #5 (permalink)
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Is this where i'm supposed to say "V8's don't do headgaskets " ?
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Old 09-08-2004, 01:51   #6 (permalink)
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sorry this is a bit off topic but I have a 94AB head on my car!
so that means I have an EF head?
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Old 09-08-2004, 02:11   #7 (permalink)
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you would have thought ford would have made the EF head to compliment the BBM so theoretically it should be more suited.....BUT I've also heard the ED head is the pick of the bunch....so really, this hasn't helped you at all

I say lets test out the die grinder I got on one of the heads and chuck that on....whaddya say knackers?
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Old 09-08-2004, 02:13   #8 (permalink)
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Hmm, I know what it feels like to have the headgasket go.. then I also know what it feels like to have it go a year down the track, again :(

Do you know what caused it to go in the first place? Apparently mine went this time cause of knocking..

Good luck, and don't take it to a garage like I just did.. $1100, then today they say $1100 + GST, and now I've found that the head cracked, so the cost is just rocketting.. god I'll be happy when I'm able to just rent a car and fix things like this myself
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Is this where i'm supposed to say "V8's don't do headgaskets " ?
Did you get that from The big book of Headgasket jokes ?
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Did you get that from The big book of Headgasket jokes ?
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