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Old 01-12-2013, 08:53 PM   #11
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Malim...do not reuse that connecting rod, or wristpin. They are definitely bent. Only slightly can make a difference, trust me.

Also, other responder was correct, exhaust seats hardened, have new seats pressed into intake and have metal "gnurled" over them to prevent this from happening again.

Also, I've kept up this whole time, you are doing a great job. Don't listen to users like Top Ace, you're doing fine.

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Old 01-12-2013, 11:08 PM   #12
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this is what i used

i bought this piston, connecting rod and rings setup already assembled, yes it costs a little more, but it sure was convenient, ( http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-0-Ford-Foc...3&cmd=ViewItem )

then i bought this assembled head http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...ead#fragment-4

saved some money with: http://www.retailmenot.com/view/advanceautoparts.com
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:51 PM   #13
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Hey. Im having an issue now with parts. I wanted to order some parts from ROCKAUTO, but they took off Cylinder Head Bolts & Oil Pan Gasket, claiming that they might not fit the vehicle due to several returns they had.

Can you guys verify whether you used Fel-Pro #72672 Head bolts and Fel-Pro OS30915R Oil Pan Gasket on the SPI ?

Thank you.
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yup

I'm not sure of the model #'s but I used the felpro set from advanced auto. It has been running fine since September. Don't skimp on the head gasket. I paid about $130 for the set.
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A little late to the dance here but... it looks like you got your questions answered. Good advice on replacing 'yes' replacing your #4 rod. It's been stressed and probably bent.

Hopefully this may not be too late - There "is" an aftermarket manufacturer with a 'new' cast for the SPI SOHC head that supposedly addresses the dropped valveseat problem and makes it a non-issue. A thread somewhere here in this section during the last year was started on this topic.
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I'm not sure of the model #'s but I used the felpro set from advanced auto. It has been running fine since September. Don't skimp on the head gasket. I paid about $130 for the set.
Use the coupon codes and get it cheaper!
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Yes, retailmenot.com i saved at least $100 in parts
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