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Old 06-18-2002, 04:04   #1 (permalink)
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Head gasket?

Hi I'm wondering if anyone could help.
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Old 06-18-2002, 04:07   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Eddie. What's the prob?
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Old 06-18-2002, 04:34   #3 (permalink)
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Head Gasket

Sorry about that I accidently press enter, anyway my problem is that I'v got a 89 model EA and i'm changing the head gasket but the holes for the water jackets dont seem to be there, everything else seems to be alright. Eddie.
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Old 06-18-2002, 06:12   #4 (permalink)
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The later gasket had some closed off to improve cooling.
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Old 06-29-2002, 01:59   #5 (permalink)
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whats the go

I got a problem with my 1990 ea . the problem is that i have blown 2 head gaskets in 2 weeks ... anyone know what could be causing this .

any advise would be most helpfull is there any chance that the head is warped

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Old 06-29-2002, 02:17   #6 (permalink)
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Dodgey backyard mechanic stuffing it up maybe? I hope you fix up that timing chain guide you broke aswell this time
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Old 06-29-2002, 05:53   #7 (permalink)
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Warped head or block?
Wrong thermostat?
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Old 07-04-2002, 05:45   #8 (permalink)
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The Torque to Yield head bolts can be used twice but at around $80 a set I would use new ones each time. Ford also revised the design of the head bolts as (as I recall) the original design bolt heads were binding with the head bolt seats and thus being under torqued,
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Old 07-05-2002, 00:52   #9 (permalink)
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Change the head bolts, it's not worth the risk.

If the gasket goes again quickly, I'd say that head was not torqued down correctly. A warp in the bolck or head would generally take a little longer to cause problems.

Anyhow, when changing the head gasket, spend a extra $80 or so and get the head checked/ pressure tested, and a 'clean up' shave.
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To any one who is interested, there is a ED-AU head for sale in the Melboune Trading Post this week for $350.

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