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Old 12-14-2002, 20:39   #1 (permalink)
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head gasket cure?

Clutterz, I was reading through the "pictures" section on eafalcon.com and notice in your picture decription it said you have had some work done to the head which aids coolant return and rids the car of the head gaskets problems.
Could you please fill us all in!!!???!!!

Where'd you get it done?
how much etc etc

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Old 12-14-2002, 21:05   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, I meant to ask you about that at the last meet too. Im in the process of rebuilding an engine so that info would be really handy!
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When i had problems with my gasket i used something called

chemiweld...

it did the job...but i heard it didnt do any good for others...

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I used Chemiwield on my car. It had a leaking welsh plug, and i didn't have the time to fix it. It worked well, however, my radiator became blocked within a few weeks, and I had to get a new one, even though I followed all the insructions.

I'm no longer a fan of quick fix products

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HAHA BASS, I knew that was coming!
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You will find that your radiator must have been fairly blocked to begin with. I have used chemi-weld after installing my new welsh plugs ( one had a slight leak ) and it has fixed the problem with no effect on anything else in the cooling system.
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Very sorry for the late reply guys. I haven't had the chance to be on in a little while (been sick)

Ok. The mod I got done didn't cost me anything and I didn't ask for them to do it. the guy I got to do my head gasket Had a hole drilled into the head (at the back) to allow a hose to be put in to let fluid escape from the back. The hose runs from the head to the tank where you put the coolant in. (At least I'm pretty sure, haven't payed much attention to it really) apparantly the water circulation around this area is bad on these engines and is what causes the head bolts to sheer and brake.

I've also heard from other people that most new heads come with this mod already done as standard. Whether this is true I have no idea

As soon as I can get my hands on my old mans camera I will post pics as they will explain what has been done much better than what I can. Sorry for the late reply.
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Ok I got the pictures. They are large and high quality so you can see what I'm talking about. So they are going to be too large to post here. Providing there aren't going to be too many ppl wanting them I am happy to email to thise who want a peak.
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Scrub that last message. I compressed em a bit and they came up allright.
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