Oh no!! Oil and water don't mix right?
Okay all you smart turbo guys, I need your help!! I have a problem, no a major problem.
A little back ground first. Months ago when a buddy of mine and I tore the 5.0 down I knew the Edelbrock heads were "O" ringed, and I swear the gasket that was on there was Fel-pro 1011. I even went on-line and asked around about what gaskets were recommended.
So when the block returned from the machine shop we slapped the 1011's on and I installed the 5.0, turbo, and everything else that needed to be installed so I could fire it up this Sunday. When I poured in the Antifreeze I noticed nice green liquid seeping
out from between the heads and the block.
Yes the ARP heads studs, bolts and every other stupid bolt and nut are torqued down to required specs. The only thing I can think of right now is it looks like the "O" rings are hitting the block and not letting the gasket get sandwitched between the heads and block. In other words the "O" rings in the heads are resting on the block.
We all know what is going to happen if I start this baby up. Nice white foamy oil/water mixture in my new bearings, turbo, and every other nook and cranny.
It looks like I have no choice but to tear it down once again.
So if the 1011 are not working with my "O" ringed heads, what gaskets do you all recommend that I use? Are there other threads on this topic? Or could you give me some engine building shop names that you trust so I could talk to them about my little problem?
I did do a little research just now and it looks like I should have used Fel-pro Loc-Wire O-ring head gasket Fel 1006. Any thoughts?
Ben Semper Fi
88 Notch. QT PT 6776 turbo kit, Edelbrock RPM, Cometic, Crane 1.6, f303, LW bell, 6 pt., 3.73, strange adj. 6AL, MB Jr. upper/lower control arms, T5-Z, SRP pistons, main support, windage tray, FAST XFI, Strange spool & 33 spline axles, c-clip, Spec III, Flaming River man. rack, Team-Z anti-roll
Last edited by D O A; 03-17-2009 at 10:10 PM.