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#46 DIDZ

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  • Drives:99 Mk6 escort

Posted 16 November 2006 - 04:59 PM

i used old gasket as did devboy... they were both in good nick but niether of us have had so much as the slightest leak!
Yet as said previously wen he fitted a new 1 it pissed out oil for fun... lol
shuved oldie back on and hey presto worked fine... wiered eh?
the car has gone, and already i regret it!!!!
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#47 cjdonny

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  • Location:Doncaster,South Yorkshire
  • Drives:Amparo Blue Escort si 1.8 16v no longer/VW Bora TDI

Posted 16 November 2006 - 05:04 PM

did he use a ford 1 or copy?

could of been reason think ill go with old 1

plus fact im a tight git :D

#48 DIDZ

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  • Location:Isle of man (U.K.)
  • Drives:99 Mk6 escort

Posted 16 November 2006 - 05:08 PM

not sure m8,
but if the old 1 looks to be fine then fit it and see if u get a leak.
but wen u fit it be carefull not to nick the b*stard wen u tighten it up... do bolts in diagonal or opposites and just lightly then go back over and tighten up properly at end.
If it looks worn then best just start wid new 1 tbo
the car has gone, and already i regret it!!!!
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#49 majorj0nny

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  • Location:Stoke on Trent - Staffordshire
  • Drives:Mk6 Escort GTI, Mk6 Escort 1.8 SI Estate

Posted 18 November 2006 - 07:27 PM

also - clean the head surface up so the gaskets sitting on a nice clean smooth surface.... ive done my cover now and its not even got the slightest seep of oil.

I used a bit of wet and dry sand paper to polish up the head edging where the old gasket had left a stuborn ridge of dirt.. same for the surface of the cover where the gasket goes - then I used the proper torque settings - supprisingly the cover does not need to be tightened really really tight - just 7Nm ..
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#50 escort90bhp

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  • Drives:Ford Escort 1.6

Posted 20 November 2006 - 03:49 AM

you have to be clever with rocket covers as stuff does damage the paint work on them if sparyed
The 90BHP Will Always Rule The Streets!!

#51 cjdonny

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  • Location:Doncaster,South Yorkshire
  • Drives:Amparo Blue Escort si 1.8 16v no longer/VW Bora TDI

Posted 20 November 2006 - 12:22 PM

what do you mean?

have cleaned it up and give it 3 coats of vht today.

do i need to put a bit of primer on or just the blue paint tomorrow?

#52 cjdonny

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  • Location:Doncaster,South Yorkshire
  • Drives:Amparo Blue Escort si 1.8 16v no longer/VW Bora TDI

Posted 22 November 2006 - 05:17 PM

yay :P ready to fit w,end weather permiting :blink:



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