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Old August 12th, 2012, 11:28 AM
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Exclamation 1995 F150 - Blown Head Gasket

So, I had been beating on my truck a bit over the past few weeks and the other night while I was stopped at a light I notice a little smoke exiting the passenger side exhaust. A little odd being that the drivers side exhaust had no smoke coming out of it. It had rained that morning so I didn't think much of it... maybe it was a build up of moisture, plus it was late and I was tired!



The following morning I go to start it and it turned over a bit but then stopped. I have had issues like this before with this truck but this time it felt different. It felt like the engine would sieze and stop turning over.



After trying to start her a few times, she finally started right up. This time a little thicker white smoke... nothing crazy though. Truck was idling smoothly and no missing either. I drove it to work and all was well. After work I ran into the same issue during startup but got her started. This time I went to inspect the smoke and sure enough, it had a small hint of antifreeze in it. I could smell the coolant a little. Plus around my exhaust tip it was starting to show a green hue.



I called my trusty mechanic friend and went over all of the above and he and I both agree that I have a mild but blown head gasket. He also suggested it may just be the manifold??



Well I spent about 200 dollars on gaskets and gasket makers, silicone sealant, some thread sealer and some new valve cover bolts. I should have it at my house in the next few days.



Today I will start ripping into this monster! Sure wish some of you guys lived closer to me!



I hope my head doesn't need to be resurfaced or an oil ring or something worse.

No real question as of yet, but if anyone has anything to add to this please feel free.




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Actually I do have a question... should I replace just the one head gasket or both?

Should I also switch the heads around?




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Definately both. Do a compression check before you rip into it that far. Also, at least have it check for flatness at a machine shop, it might need to be resurfaced, it might not. The intake manifold has antifreeze crossovers between the heads at the front and back, so it's possible that it is leaking from there at the intake manifold gasket.

If you do end up doing the Head gaskets, make double sure you get enough sealant on the bottome bolts because they go into the water jackets and WIILL leak without sealant. The longer bolts (that end up being covered by the valve covers) can go in dry. Did you buy new head bolts? You might have torque to yeild bolts that can NOT be reused, if you have Grade 8 bolts, you can reuse them as long as they are in good shape.


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Here's the underside of my intake, the antifreeze goes across the top hole and bottom holes (where the temp sender is). On the rear one, it doesn't actually crossover from one head to the other, but there is a gasket there none the less, so the potential to leak is still there.


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Should I also switch the heads around?


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Doesn't matter, heads on a 302 are the same.


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had to go look at the one i have on the stand

yep, bolt holes are the same in the front & rear of both heads

you'ed think I'd know that guess i need to lay off the green bottle beer this early


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Oh and torque to yeild bolts have what looks like a bullseye on the head, instead of the normal grade marks.


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As far as bolts, they are stainless ARP bolts. All my bolts under the hood are stainless ARP bolts. How do I know for sure if the issue is just in the manifold? That is what my mechanic friend had suggested to check first before going crazy.

Stupid question time, how can I perform a compression test myself?




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see this safe link
http://www.google.com/#q=compression...6335b22d3bea98

you can get one like the 2nd one down from advance for about $18 with 2 adapters

the needle stays pegged until you release the pressure so you could pull ALL plugs screw in hose one at a time and check all 8

instructions in the kit will tell you everything you need to know how to do the test

then you can start a Thread about 'How to do a Compression Test' as an expert


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