Re: E-series and head gaskets?
It happens to all the E series cars, and to a much lesser degree the alloy head X series. The AUs are too new to tell but they are a vast improvement either way.
There are a lot of things that can be done to help the situation. Keeping the radiatior and coolant in tip top shape, and personally I believe in fully warming up the car before driving. The heads are made of alloy and the blocks of cast iron, which heat and cool at different speeds and puts pressure on the gasket that binds them. The nail in the coffin is the relatively cramped under-bonnet area on E series cars compared to the X series.
Jack Travis, E-Series Acting President
1989 Ford Fairmont Ghia turbo/GL replica (underway)
1994 Eunos 800M
1990 Ford Laser S