Author Topic: head gaskets  (Read 4534 times)

srvblues

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head gaskets
« on: May 01, 2009, 06:33:06 PM »
I have discovered a leak on both heads ( world Heads) in the far back towards the firewall   Its Oil!    should I try and torque the heads down a bit before puttin out the panic button!   Can someone tell me the ft pds and the sequence of the tightening?   Thanks Jeff

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Re: head gaskets
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009, 05:36:13 PM »
are you sure its the head gasket leaking and not the intake manifold end seals?


 Ford Torque Values

260, 289, 302

Fastener Type Torque Spec

Main cap bolts 60-70 ft.-lbs.
Outer main cap bolts, 35-40 ft.-lbs.
Connecting rod bolts 19-24 ft.-lbs. (40-45 ft.-lbs. for 289 HP Boss 302)
Cylinder head bolts 65-72 ft.-lbs.
Rocker arms 17-23 ft.-lbs.
Intake manifold bolts 23-25 ft.-lbs.
Oil pump bolt 23-28 ft.-lbs.
Cam bolts 40-45 ft.-lbs.
Cam thrust plate bolts 8-10 ft.-lbs.
Harmonic damper bolts 70-90 ft.-lbs.
Flywheel/flexplate bolts 75-85 ft.-lbs.
Pressure plate bolts 35 ft.-lbs.
Front cover bolts 12-15 ft.-lbs.

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Re: head gaskets
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009, 06:17:04 PM »
positive!    but I will check again I would rather it be the intake    but thanks I will get back   Jeff

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Re: head gaskets
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009, 07:25:56 PM »
positive!    but I will check again I would rather it be the intake    but thanks I will get back   Jeff
Spray some carb cleaner around the corners of the intake to determine if it is leaking.  That will change the vacuum, so should not change if the corners are sealed.  The oil leak is most likely the head gasket.  I would go ahead and replace it as soon as possible.  Normally, you don't re-torque head gaskets.  If they are shot, they are shot. 

 

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