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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2004, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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HELP!!!!can anyone please help me out.

i am buying a 91 t-bird that has blown head gaskets. can anyone tell me what i need to buy to fix it. i did some research and found i need a intake gasket set and the head gasket set. but i want to make sure to get all the seals and gaskets i need.
it has the 3.8 and i just need a little diretion.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2004, 11:30 PM
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some palces actually sell kits to replace a h/g. and they have everything you would need.

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get the fel-pro head gaskets, fel-pro upper engine gasket kit, and new ford head bolts. That should be the jist of it all. It's also a good diea to replace the radiator hoses so that when you're done changing the HG's one doesn't decide to break and blow your gaskets again.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2004, 09:06 PM
 
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And dont forget to send those heads out to a shop to get checked. Hopefully they arent warped and if they are, hopefully they can be fixed. At any rate, I wouldnt bolt those heads back on until they were checked out by a machine shop.
Also, good idea to change the O2 sensors, or if your cheap, at least pull them out and clean them with something good. They dont like antifreeze. Then make sure your cats arent clogged up from the antifreeze blowing through them. Also a waterpump and thermostat are good ideas, along with flushing the snot out of radiator. Then make sure you dont have any coolant in the crankcase, massive flushing prior to startup and a few oil changes once you get it running should help this. Its not that bad of a job and there are tons of people here with parts should you need em. good luck.
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To clean the o2's soak them in vinegar.

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