What are the torque specification for the head bolts when replacing a head gasket on a 93 Taurus - Sable with 3.8 engine?
I have done six gasket jobs on the 3.8. I did not have to have any of these heads resurfaced,the were just bad gaskets right from the start.
Use your search engine,type in torque specs 3.8, then choose the first one on the list . All ford mustangs 3.8 specs. these are the specs i used on all eight cars and all worked fine. This is basically the same motor but turned to drive rear wheels instead of the front.
6 4 2 8
5 1 3 7
Step 1: Torque from 47-53 Nm (35 to 39 Ft/Lbs)
Step 2: Back off all bolts 360
Step 3: Torque from 27 -33NM (20 to 24 Ft/Lbs)
Step 4: Torque rotate 85-95
Step 5: Torque rotate additional 85-95
See "Related Links" for example of head bolt torque
specifications - Autozone's free, online Chiltons Manual
Get a shop manual. This is a complex procedure. Read More
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On the Villager, replacing both gaskets is most easily done by removing the engine from the vehicle. Read More
The head gasket is gone and water or coolant has mixed with the engine oil. Replacing the head gasket is no big deal. Read More
NO get it fixed or you will be replacing an engine $$$ Soon. Read More
What is the torque specification for the head bolts when replacing a head gasket on a 460 ford engine?
Your question is best answered with" purchase a manual"! Reason being, looking for help with torque numbers also requires sequence. Without the proper sequence, you will destroy, at the very least, the head gasket. an inexpensive manual can be found at all patrts stores. Read More
if it is pumping out when you rev engine then you have a blown head gasket Read More
Do you need the special crankshaft installer tool SA9104E when removing the timing cover as part of the process when replacing the head gasket on a 99 Saturn sl1 SOHC?
You do not need any special crankshaft installer, when replacing the head gasket. The crankshaft and the head gasket are on opposite ants of the engine. Read More
If you have coolant on the top of the engine it could be a leaky thermostat housing or a leaking intake gasket. Read More
The cost to replace a head gasket on a 1995 Chevy Impala is between $1800 and $2200. This job is very labor intensive and requires replacing many of the engine major gaskets. Read More
Why is there noticeable suction into the crankcase when the dipstick is pulled with the engine running after replacing the intake manifold gasket?
It's supposed to do that. Read More
Resurfacing the head of an engine is necessary when replacing the head gasket. An improperly surfaced head will not allow a tight seal and can result in a costly repair. Read More
Engine seal? Valve cover gasket? Timing chain cover? Read More
Do you need to replace oil and filter a month later after replacing the head gasket on a diesel van even though it was done when the gasket was replaced?
It would be recommended if coolant had mixed with the engine oil before the head gasket was replaced. Read More
If you're going to replace the motor then why would you be replacing the head gasket? Normally a blown head gasket will not require the engine to be replaced. If the head is cracked or warped it may need replacing but not necessarily the entire engine. Unless you continue driving the car after it got hot and blew the gasket more than likely the only thing that will need replacing is the gaskets itself. The… Read More
A blown gasket can be repaired by replacing the gasket...if you are talking about the head gasket, then you have to remove the cylinder head from the engine block and replace the gasket that is inbetween them. Cracked heads generally have to be replaced because they are made of aluminum which cannot be repaired permanently once it is cracked. Read More
The approximate cost to change an oil pan gasket, on your Ford Taurus, is $125. The oil pan gasket can be purchased for $10. Read More
The Ford Taurus for the most part has a V6 engine. It has 2 head gaskets. Some very early model Taurus's had 4 cylinder engines which had 1 head gasket. Read More
The same place as any other engine. Between the cylinder head (hence the name ) and the cylinder block. This is of course assuming the engine is correctly assembled. Read More
Can you replace the cycler head gasket and seals on a 97 camaro with 93k miles without replacing the whole engine?
If the gasket went and you never drove your car to severely over heat the engine then you can just change the gasket. Use a straight edge to make sure your heads are still flat and same with the top of your block.... A: If your engine didnt overheat then you can change the head gaskets. Read More
if its found early you might get away with just replacing the gasket, it could warp the head and will need a skim if an engine is run with a shot gasket you could seize the engine and the only remedy is a replacement, if its a banger and not economical to repair (labour costs ect..) sell as spare or repair and it will give you a few ££ towards your next car Read More
WATER. This indicates a blown head gasket. Damage has been done to the engine in the form of overheating and the head gasket(s) have blown. Water therefor has leaked into the oil. Replacing the head gaskets is the way to repair this motor. Read More
extremely difficult without removing the engine. i have seen some drop the engine down about a foot by disconnecting the motor and transmission mounts & did not disconnect alot of lines and were able to change the intake gasket. Read More
By replacing the whole gasket. Read More
I take it you mean the head gasket. Head gaskets are pretty cheap, but the labor is high. If it is a V 6 or V8 you may have to do only one side. A lot would depend on what engine you have. I don't know if it is a car, boat or what, so it is hard to say what all is involved. You do have to remove the head from the engine to… Read More
If a peugeot 206 had the head gasket replaced in Jan 2010 should it need replacing again just over 2 years?
No, not if it was done correctly and the engine has not overheated. Overheating is the main cause of a blown head gasket. Read More
There's more than one cause of oil in engine coolant but the most common is a blown (failed) head gasket. Read More
Yes there are sealers out there that can be used to seal or repair the gasket Read More
Thermostat probably needs replacing They can stick not allowing enough water to flow around the engine block If the engine overheats it can warp the head or blow the head gasket Read More
The 1999 Pontiac cylinder head gasket bolt torque specification is 160 pounds. The intake manifold bolt torque specification is 90 pounds. Read More
you need to see a car specialist because it is obviously broken. It is something to do with the bracket in the engine compartment Read More
It could, if the old gasket had failed. Read More
It requires replacing the head gasket. Read More
Greenboro NC 1000.00 best if you rebuiled it yourself or get new engine to be honest im in the process of replacing gasket and its hell alot of stuff to take off Read More
No I have just removed the head off a 2003 Avensis Verso D4D, not easy but possible. Read More
If the engine is run while the gasket is blown, the engine will overheat and eventually blow or seize up. If the gasket blew and engine was soon after turned off, there may be no further damage to the engine. Replacement of the gasket can get this engine in working condition. Read More
Blow head gasket 1992 20 liter 4 cylinder Sunbird Change or get new engine Can you switch it to the 6 cylinder engine The car is in mint condition and a convertible but high miles What should you do?
I know the head gasket on my 1992 sunbird has been replaced, don't know all the details because I didn't do it myself.. but i would try replacing it and see if you can't get more miles out of that engine! its a whole lot easier than replacing the whole thing because we did the cavalier version and it was a pain in the rear to switch out.. id suggest just replacing the gasket. the… Read More
Answer Normally you blow a head gasket, when the engine overheats. They can also blow from incorrect installation or poor design. Head gaskets expand and contract according to engine temperature, these cycles may, after a long period of time, cause the gasket to fail. If you're replacing the gasket, check the engine block, and head for warping. Follow proper cleaning and torque specifications during assembly. Read More
If you are using a new gasket, no. Read More
Normally oil leaking from the top of an engine is a sign that you have a leak at a valve cover. The cover may be loose or the gasket may be defective. Tighten the valve cover bolts to no more than 5 lb/ft of torque. If that does not stop the leak, the gasket will need replacing. Read More
You need the sealant on the ends where the supplied gaskets don't cover fully. Read More
Check the code(s) set in the ECM. They will help lead you to the reason the light appeared after the work was done. Read More
A head gasket does not wear out and there is no specific reason for replacing one unless it fails. Usually, head gasket failure is related to engine overheating that causes the heads to warp. Thank you, but it's not the head gasket that has broken. I had the seal replaced last year because it was cracked/leaking and leaking oil. And now the garage says it needs replacing again. Should it been leaking again so soon… Read More
As far as I know, it should have a gasket. Make sure to use gasket sealer as well when replacing it. Read More
If you get a new engine it will have a new head gasket Read More
i'm guessing that it's a leaking head gasket. That's what my mechanic told me today about my 1996 Ford Taurus. Long before thinking the worst case (head gasket), start with replacing the thermostat. If the engine coolant / anti-freeze hasn't been changed in a few years, it also should be flushed. This coolant flush should also be sure to clear the heater core also. See "Related Questions" below for more Read More
Average cost to replace a head gasket is $1000 Read More