SC engine, leak @ the oil cooler thing
Not long ago I got my cougar running again, quite nicely I might add. After about 2 weeks or so, I noticed a very slight leak ...so I went to investigate. I traced it down to the cooler that sits between the oil filter and the pump. Ok, fine, went to ford for the replacement gasket and sure enough (after 5 minutes of explaining what the hell it was) they have them ...only 3 left in the country by the way.
Anyway, I order the over priced gasket, and quite easily replaced it. Put it alllll back together and rather irritated to find out ...I still got the leak, and of course, now there's more of it. A drip a second instead of a few minutes.
Good news, since its a new engine, it's REALLY EASY to find a leak so I know its coming from the same place -- that gasket. Problem I have is two fold. 1, how much torque should I use on it? The old gasket was completely flat where this new one still shows a bit of meat -- leads me to believe I may not have tightened it up enough, so whats the torque spec on it ...if there is one? Second, was/is there any special considerations when reinstalling that cooler other than the gallon of radiator fluid that comes down the tubes?
96 Mark VIII [email protected]
:: 03 radiator/fan - j-modded trans - BBK UD pulley kit - dual gauge pod - 28,000 B&M transcooler (w/ AN fits) - 3.73 locker (with speedo gear) - 180' thermo - 8.5mm wires - colder plugs
soon to install : "fixed" heads and a damn tune. Project snaked8 continues...