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preacherman

Torx pinto head

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I remember when all mates owned them together we all chipped in a couple of bucks to buy one and just passed it around whenever someone blew a head gasket. Im the last one with an Escort now but the tool never got passed back to me. How unfair! LOL

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colr6    1,271

Don't forget to replace the head bolts as they are 'stretch' bolts

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katana    210

Don't forget to replace the head bolts as they are 'stretch' bolts

 

Unless you have 'proper' Pinto bolts which aren't stretch or Torx head!

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colr6    1,271

Unless you have 'proper' Pinto bolts which aren't stretch or Torx head!

Think you'll struggle to find any of the original splined bolts now, not sure if these are available anymore. They would be my personal preference not a great lover of stretch bolts, don't like the feel of their going to snap or pull the threads !

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preacherman    36

Took head . Found cylinder 4 that the inlet valve was leaking bit of oil into the cylinder. The exhaust valve on cylinder 3 had dropped and was knocking against the top of the piston.the bottom end looks as though it was recently freshened up. However The magnetic sump plug had some 3 mk2 bits of fresh metal.

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colr6    1,271

Think I would be pulling it apart to find out where the metals come from, any damage to cam lobes?

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