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    I need to find a head for my sisters 02.. what year are compatible.. is it only 99-04.. got the car thinking it had an exhaust leak. Took it apart to fix it. Turns out someone jb welded the #1 spark plug on.. we got the car pretty cheap now I know why. . No big deal I can swap it out in a few hours. .

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    Are they aluminum or iron

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    Aluminum.


    You need the New Edge heads, or I believe you can use the 4.2 heads? You need the split port heads. So New Edge, f-150, windstar I believe will work.


    Correct g36 monkey [MENTION=14887]LilRoush[/MENTION]
     
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    To my knowledge any split port head will work. I don't have any good spares to send out right now, otherwise I'd help you out. Had a similar situation with mine. The threads stripped, so I helicoiled, then that blew out. Came to find I had drilled and tapped into an existing helicoil, so they had been stripped before. F me lol
     
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    Thanks. . I'm going to hit a few junk yards. Can't be that expensive.. don't want to really spend the money to fix it when they are plentiful. .

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    Roger that man, good luck. If you need anything, don't hesitate to ask
     
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    Are they interchangeable? Driver side and passenger side. .

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    Yes, they have the same holes on the front and back.
     
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    Got the head today.. taking it too the machine shop to get it checked out. I'll start tearing it Monday. . Any tips.

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    Just take it easy. I do suggest looking up the torque specs for the head and the upper and lower intakes. Obviously you stretch the head bolts during install, meaning you tighten, then loosen, then tighten back down. I also like to use the copper spray gasket stuff on my head gaskets. Helps spread and dissipate heat better (apparently.) Is it a waste of $7 for a can? Perhaps, but its a $7 gamble I'll take haha
     
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    Any idea what size the head bolts are.. I have spare arp ones from my 302.. wondering if they will work. .

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    Aw man I literally just threw out my old ones like 2 weeks ago :( I don't believe they are the same but I may be wrong.

    You'll find breaking this motor down to be quite easy compared to its V8 counter part. A ton of room to work! lol
     
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    Got it started. Did not know it had imrc. The intake is filthy lots of oil residue. . Going to clean it up.. prob end up putting an inline catch can with the pcv.. had to stop for the day. . Could not find my power steering pulley puller. .

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    Ah forgot to tell you about IMRC, that's in 01+ cars. And I thought it was passenger side, which is a bit easier. The power steering pulley can argue a bit, so just make sure the jaws are grabbing right. If not, you might break off chunks of it, not that I've ever done that :look: haha
     
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    Since its coming apart. I'm taking the driver side off getting it clean up. . Might as well. . Since the gaskets kit comes with both sides. . The right puller does not use jaws. It goes on the snout of the pulley.. I'll post a pic tomorrow. . When I get another one. .

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    Roger that dude, I would have probably done the same, it's not much more work once you're already in there. And yes you're correct about the puller, I've just had a stubborn pulley one time that ended up breaking a bit around that snout, but no harm no foul, $30 for a brand new motorcraft one.
     
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    Ahh. I see.. lil pb blaster over night will help.. thanks for your help

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    No problem, I'll get on tomorrow to see if you run into any more trouble. Good luck!
     
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    Stripped a damn bolt on the driver side. .

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    Is it the bolt or in the head? Or one of the head bolts?? Ugh that always sucks!