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Old 12-30-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
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96 head gasket

I'm getting a 96 tomorrow, it needs new head gaskets. Other than the gaskets what all do I need to change them?
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If u had the extra cash it be perfect time for pi swap.
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If u had the extra cash it be perfect time for pi swap.
I wish I did, main focus is get it running then strip down my 96 gt for parts.
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You should get new gaskets (duh), new head bolts, and take your heads to a reputable machine shop to have them checked.
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You should get new gaskets (duh), new head bolts, and take your heads to a reputable machine shop to have them checked.
Thanks, any special tools I should look into?
This is the first car I've ever started putting money into.
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Youll need a intake gasket and valve cover gasket
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Thanks, any special tools I should look into?
This is the first car I've ever started putting money into.
A quality torque wrench, impact gun makes some of the work a little easier. But mostly a decent set of hand tools will get you by.
You can buy all the gaskets you need in a set I believe
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Youll need a intake gasket and valve cover gasket
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:22 PM   #9
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One more question, where can I get head bolts? I did a quick online search and all I could find were head bolts for 4.6 and 5.0. Couldn't find them for 3.8l.
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Did you try summit? Or cjpony parts maybe or am
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Did you try summit? Or cjpony parts maybe or am
I tried am, I'll check out summit and cjpony tomorrow, are they any good? I've not heard of them before.
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3.8 head bolts from most auto parts stores, I went to autozone, just fel-pro bolts will be fine
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3.8 head bolts from most auto parts stores, I went to autozone, just fel-pro bolts will be fine
Thanks, I'm guessing they can order what I need if they don't have it.
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Thanks, I'm guessing they can order what I need if they don't have it.
Yessir, most can get stuff the next day, they also have head gaskets if you don't mind using felpro
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Yessir, most can get stuff the next day, they also have head gaskets if you don't mind using felpro
Sounds good, need to fix this soon. I totaled my 96 GT earlier today.
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