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Old 09-14-2011, 11:07 PM   #21
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I reTQ about 6 times at 65

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Old 09-15-2011, 11:57 AM   #22
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When I re-torqued I only went to 65 once. So, am I hearing that the Ford gasket is more preferred over the cometic gasket?

Tom, how would my tune cause a HG leak?
AFR= 10.5:1 to 11:1
My engine C/R= 8.5:1
Spark around 1.5 load = 12*
Sometimes Knock sensor pulls timing around 4K (then total spark is < 10*)
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:29 PM   #23
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As you will see after you tq it one time and do it 3-4 more you will see them move each time , you need to do it till you dont see them move any more

The Ford and Cometic ar basicly the same gasket the Ford is cheaper

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Old 09-16-2011, 08:52 AM   #24
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There is actually a reason why I probably cannot use the stock Ford gasket. My Wiseco pistons stick out past the deck by 0.015", and for that reason I am using a thicker than stock head gasket.

Is there any chance my Cometic MLS gasket is reuseable?
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:39 AM   #25
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Did you use the SVT rods ?

No do not reuse that used gasket

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Old 09-19-2011, 09:35 AM   #26
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I used the Eagle rods. They only make one model for the Zetec, right?

I didn't think it was a good idea to reuse the gasket, but I though I read somewhere that cometics are reusable.
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Why are your pistons come out of the block , that is odd , No I wouldnt reuse any HG they just dont cost enough worth having issues

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Old 09-19-2011, 12:57 PM   #28
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Why are your pistons come out of the block , that is odd
Maybe the shop took off too much during the line hone for the installation of your main caps?
Maybe its the 8.5:1 Wiseco pistons I got from raceeng?
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I guess I'll go ahead and resurrect this thread since I'm just now getting around to doing the head gasket. I'm wondering which gasket to buy. I didn't realize the standard SVT gasket thickness is .041". I had a cometic .040" gasket.

So, can I use the SVT head gasket on a Zetec? I thought I read that there are some differences in the holes.
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i beleive there is a difference in the holes. just use an oem head gasket
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