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Old 07-15-2004, 01:01   #1 (permalink)
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Oil Bleed from Rocker Cover

Hi fellow ford jockeys,

I have noticed a steady oil bleed coming from the front rocker cover gasket. It is an EBII '93 Fairmont. I read somwhere that an ED gasket fixes this problem.

Is it an expensive fix or can a dummy like me fix it :)

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 07-15-2004, 01:08   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Oil Bleed from Rocker Cover

is it a cork or rubber gasket that you have now? If it's cork....get a rubber one. The ED ones are different. it's easy to change just undo the bolts on the rocker cover, remove it, scrape off the old gasket and put on the new one. You can use some blue silicon between the gasket/head to get a better seal.
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Re: Oil Bleed from Rocker Cover

when i had my EB i had the same drama,so off to repco i went and bought a u beaut ACL rubber gasket.i took yhe cover off,cleaned away all old cork and muck fitted new gasket to the letter,making sure it all pushed on correctly,then i but the rocker cover back on and wouldnt you know it,the leak was still there,so im not sure how great rubber gaskets actually are.
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Re: Oil Bleed from Rocker Cover

How does an oil leak cause a blown headasket?

Don't get a gasket from a wrecker! EA-ED ones aren't resuable. I whacked a bit (lot) of sealant around the half moons to keep the leaks away, seemed to work, now it's just my sump and timing chain case that leak.
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Re: Oil Bleed from Rocker Cover

There is NO way a rocker cover leak can blow a head gasket not on this plannet and not on any other....
I used a new one piece rubber gasket, cost nothing, i like psycho chicken used lots of ultra blue on the half moons and hasnt leaked a drop.. No all that leaks is the gasket between the head and front cover.... nothing that silcion can not fix
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Re: Oil Bleed from Rocker Cover

I agree but if you are replacing the gasket, buy new 1/2 moon grommets cause overtime they harden & shrink, causing a leak..
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Or grab an EF/EL rocker cover. Or late ED if you want the stock look.
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Re: Oil Bleed from Rocker Cover

for some reason my ED has a cork gasket and the rubber 1/2 moons and i dont think its ever been changed (thought ED were different?). will be changing it to a one peice rubber gasket when i put the EF Cam in. its all there, just got to build up the motivation to do it.
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Re: Oil Bleed from Rocker Cover

Thanks everyone, will go for the rubber one.
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