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Ford 8N Head gasket leak

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06-05-2012 18:53:49

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I have re assembled my freshly machined Ford 8n engine. I filled the radator with water for a test fire and had water seaping between one of the head studs and the nut. The engine has not been run yet. I checked the torque of the studs and all is at 55ft/lbs. The new gasket was coated with a spray on copper gasket sealer. I removed the head and replaced the gasket and the same thing happened but on a different stud. When I had removed the studs for the machine work I had chased the holes to clean them out and installed the studs with silicone . I did not tighten the studs into the bluck but installed them to a uniform hieght so that when the head and nuts were installed I had 1 thread exsposed above the nut. So what am I doing wrong?

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06-07-2012 09:03:44

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 Re: Ford 8N Head gasket leak in reply to asphaltfarmer, 06-05-2012 18:53:49  
On the N series tractor a lot of the stud/bolts go into the water jacket so you need a tread sealer of some type or you end up with the problem your having. By the way it would also be better if you asked this in the 9N/2N/8N forum

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06-07-2012 09:35:57

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 Re: Ford 8N Head gasket leak in reply to old, 06-07-2012 09:03:44  
Thanks, I will post on the 2N, 8N, 9N area

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06-07-2012 09:55:30

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 Re: Ford 8N Head gasket leak in reply to Asphaltfarmer, 06-07-2012 09:35:57  
Either way I did tell you the correct fix for your problem just pointed out the N forum for future questions

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