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by Pedro 70
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 573

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Just been on to Cologne engineering. They do not sell the stretch bolts either. They reiterate what Dansta said earlier that the change to stretch bolts was because the head bolts were not being retightened by Ford dealers at the 1st service, charging Ford for doing it though. Quite a lot of work in...
by Pedro 70
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 573

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Thanks for that Paul,have mailed them to see if they can supply the bolts at reasonable costs.I have bitten the bullet and removed the other head and yes the gaskets on the wrong way. Now need some more bolts.
by Pedro 70
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 573

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

So do you reckon that using the older type of bolts and retorquing after 500 miles is gonna be okay. Would be a lot cheaper presumably. Thanks again.
by Pedro 70
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 573

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Yeah, that occured to me to. That means more bolts and more work to a head that might be fine. Would be well pleased though if I put it all back and the other side went soon after. I will see how these bolts from America go, then make a decision, but I am erring on other head removals side.
by Pedro 70
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 573

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Stroker is bang on the money, the head gasket was the wrong way round. Haynes diagram confirms it. What a mine of information this forum is!!! As regards to the possible hex bolts , maybe a bit risky unless a lot more info on them. Before Ford changed to torx bolts on the later 2.8i , were the earli...
by Pedro 70
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 573

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

No this not an accidental blockage, it is the new and old cylinder head gasket not being cut out for the water galleries. Maybe it is supposed to be like this. Seems strange not to allow the coolant to flow from the block to head next to number 6 cylinder where my problem occurred. Might have a word...
by Pedro 70
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 573

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Right, cylinder head off and there is no way a 6mm longer bolt is gonna fit down the block holes. If when the bolts arrive they are 6mm longer it’s out with the hacksaw. The good news is that it looks like a genuine 50000 miler, standard bores with no ridge at the top of the bores. Should the waterw...
by Pedro 70
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 573

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Yes, makes sense that Ford didn’t use a washer. Head is coming off this afternoon, just got a torx smokey through the post. Been stripped down to this stage for a few days now. Will measure what length I have in the block for a longer bolt. All good fun a! Not. Thanks for all your input.
by Pedro 70
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 573

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

If the available space below the bolt is that close I could maybe use a suitable size washer under the bolt head, what do you think?shouldn’t interfere with the torque settings.
by Pedro 70
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 573

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Yeah just one head where water was leaking into No 6 cylinder. Car was running really well until the leak so do not want to disturb the other side.
by Pedro 70
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 573

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Quick update on torx head bolts. Classic gaskets couldn’t supply the bolts after all - disappointing. Tickover haven’t got any, Burton have genuine Ford ones at...........£9.+ each bolt - obviously gold plated. So I have ordered 8 from Rockauto in America as mentioned in an earlier thread. Roughly £...
by Pedro 70
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 573

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Yes they did’nt List the bolts on eBay so I contacted them direct. Can give you the number if you have no luck messaging.
by Pedro 70
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 573

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

I have just purchased a set of torx bolts along with a head gasket set for my 2.8i. Not got them yet,tomorrow. Bought them from - Gaskets for classics. Milten Keynes. £38.00 the gasket set and £23.00 the torx set
by Pedro 70
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 573

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Thank you very much for taking the time to do that Dansta. That makes it very clear. Did not think you wold untighten a stretch bolt. Will download this information for any future reference. Peter
by Pedro 70
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 573

Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Hi All. Have just removed the head from my ‘86 2.8i (water leak from jacket into the cylinder 6). Can anyone tell me if the Haynes sequence for torquing the head down is correct. I will be using new torx six point stretch type bolts and running the engine until hot then undoing a stretch bolt and re...
by Pedro 70
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ball joint splitter
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Ball joint splitter

Thanks again guys, will let you know how I get on after the weekend.
by Pedro 70
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ball joint splitter
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Ball joint splitter

Thanks guys, some useful information.
by Pedro 70
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Front suspension

Thanks once again. Peter.
by Pedro 70
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ball joint splitter
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Ball joint splitter

Hi to all. Enjoying the weather and the ENGLAND football team!! Can you please advise me on which size of ball joint separator I need to purchase , to release the bottom of front strut ball joint? Track rod tapped out easily but not going to try that on the bottom joint. 86 2.8i model. I would like ...
by Pedro 70
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Front suspension

Thanks for that , will look for some adjustable maybe, units. Peter