Re: head gasket
Thank you for all of the info. I have a torque wrench lol, and unfortunately from having to use it (misused it the first time I used it and cost myself a bit more money than necessary), do know how. However, I was unaware of having to refinish any of the surfaces. The manual does not mention that as you said. I figured to remove the hood to gain clearance...plus on this car it needs to be re-painted. I have no idea what happened to this car in its past but the hood is missing big patches of paint. I am going to talk to a ford mechanic about this further, as well as gain any knowledge I can from you guys. This is a big project to tackle, but as much as I love my Explorer, she's rotting bad....Thank you everyone for the input as I need as much info as possible.