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Old 10-03-2003, 02:10   #1 (permalink)
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Hey

Well, my head gasket is now leaking coolant at a healthy rate of ~2.5 litres per 5 days, so I think it is time too replace it. I pretty much know what I am doing, but I would be very greatful if someone who has done it before a few times (Doug :)) wouldn't mind lending a hand for a couple of hours.

I will probably just be doing it in my own garage, in Olinda (Sort've 10-20 minutes away from places like Ferntree Gully and Croydon..), although I'm sure Sunny wouldn't mind a dead car sitting in his drive for a few days, either

Also, does this sound like a reasonable list of parts required:

Head gasket
Rocker Cover Gasket (rubber)
Cable ties (x2)
Coolant (10 Litres - Tectaloy 90+ or equiv)
Head bolts x 14

Thanks,
Juarez

(sorry about the off-topic post, but I figured it wouldn't get any reads in Tech -> I6 engines.. who has one of them anyway? )
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When you get the head gasket you'll get them in a set. I don't think they come by themselves. Basically the set includes the head gasket, rocker cover gasket, inlet and exhaust manifold gaskets, timing chain cover top gasket, and a few other bits and pieces. Doesn't really matter what brand it is, as long as the rocker cover gasket isn't cork. Then you know it's a crap set.

You'll need fresh oil, cable ties, coolant, head bolts, a good quality socket set and ratchet. And get a good quality 14mm impact socket, trust me you don't wanna do the job with out it. A rubber mallet, an extra pair of hands or a hoist for taking off and putting the head back on, RTV silicone for the timing chain cover top gasket, and some anti sieze lube stuff for the head bolts when you put them back in.

Other than that, there isn't too much to it! If you have any other problems, you can give me a ring, I'll PM you my #.

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Old 10-03-2003, 05:48   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, it's called a VRS kit and includes all the gaskets..

I'm getting mine for $220 (ford genuine) at trade price.. Not sure about retail..

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That's trade price??? I checked at work and trade price is about $168 or something, and for me (we get a little less than trade) it's about $150. Retails around $210 or something...

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You should get your head tested if it has been leaking coolant for a while.
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Old 10-03-2003, 19:25   #7 (permalink)
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I would, but I really don't wanna find out that theres something wrong with it If the gasket looks wrecked, then it wont be the head, and if it is the head, it'd have to have a gaping hole in it, to leak that much...

Anyway, I'll get it shaved, and see if they say anything is wrong with it...

By the way, where would I go in the Outer-easter suburbs, to get the head shaved?

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That's trade price??? I checked at work and trade price is about $168 or something, and for me (we get a little less than trade) it's about $150. Retails around $210 or something...

Alex
Could my dad also be getting the head bolts from ford? He said the kit was gunna be $220 trade, so maybe he gets the head bolts as well? :/
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220 sounds high but then again im used to the ea
just about to put my head back on today only to find more dramas a couple of rollers on timing chain are half missing so so far ive pulled off the pulley grr some cursing there
hopefully have it on road tommorow night can only wish neways
does neone know if the spac heads on ea's are any different other than the s weld mark
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Old 10-04-2003, 06:22   #10 (permalink)
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spac has the exact same head as GL/farimont/ghia
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