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Old 05-07-2003, 06:27   #1 (permalink)
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Headgasket???

Ive got my cylinder head for my EA worked by SVO and one of the things they did was shave the head to increse the compression ratio. I was wondering what type of headgasket to use. I've heard the AU Falcon headgaskets fit and are thinner so you get even higher compression. Or should I just fit a standard one? Or is there another alternative?

I'm running a Wade stage 3 cam too...and Im not sure about clearances between pistons and valves if I put the thinner gasket on. any ideas?
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If you have had the head shaved, you wouldn't want a thinner gasket as well, because the compression would probably be a little high.
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Use the standard EA ford Gasket. As you will remember the Ea's had a leaking head gasket problem in the Earlier years so ford put a lot of development into a leak proof headgasket,well there not leakproof but they are the best gasket available, go to your local dealer and buy a top end gasket kit and change your coolant every 12 months to prevent corrosion
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Hi guys,
I will have to disagree, depending on how much was shaved off the head , i'd run with the AU steel gasket.
I am running one of these on my ED after the head was recond and shaved.

Before you do anything , why dont you talk to Mick Web, he will definately know what to do.
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i agree with TIKFD6, the au head gasket is less prone to leaking internally and externally, just check to make sure it is compatable with your head and doesnt block any of the wrong coolant or oil passages, and remember to use sealant on the front of the head where the rubber gasket is and also on the long 10mm bolt that go's through the timing cover and holds the chain guide
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Re: Headgasket???

The au head gasket surely is compatible with all EA-EL heads ?
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Re: Headgasket???

Use the AU gasket. The comp will still only be around 9.4:1 - 9.6:1 or so.
You will need to run the better 98 RON fuels though.

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Re: Headgasket???

Using the AU gasket will increase the compression by that much ? And require use of PULP ?? Does it yield any power increase besides just being a better gasket than the earlier ones ?
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Re: Headgasket???

The OP did say his head was also shaved, so that, with the AU gasket might give up to 1/2 a point. It should at least be 9.4:1.
Increasing CR will always give a small increase in power, up to a certain point.

If you want to maximum power, PULP is a good idea.

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Old 12-29-2003, 14:45   #10 (permalink)
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Hah thanks, I thought something was a bit out there, i was thinking you were referring to a standard head.
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