Question about Ford F-150
Pecking in one head only,how does this engine get oil to the heads?
The oil will pass up through the head gasket to lubricate the cams that much i can tell you although you no doubt know that already ,now a lot of heads have a central drilling in the middle with a small bolt in it and it may be possible to remove this and blow a airline through it to dislodge something but i know nothing about this engine and you would need to ask a american ford mechanic a direct question about this type of engine ,try a direct question to emmisionwiz hes a ford dealer mechanic so i would hope he can help you .
Posted on Feb 10, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Some folks advocate never washing an engine,and others do it all the time. I have done so for many years, but only when absolutely necessary. I also only do so when the engine hasn't been run (not hot) for awhile, and I sparingly use degresser and only on certain areas. I am also careful about forcing water into areas of the engine and electrical assembly, and I leave the hood open to completely dry the engine. Honestly, I would not recommend someone to wash their engine, but only if they have to. Now, I only do this when I have a particular area that I need to work on that is absolutly dirty.
I cannot believe that the shop would clean your engine for a tune-up unless you told them to do so. Most places would not do this and would tell you to take it somewhere to get it detailed. I don't think that the cleaning actually caused your issues. It sounds possibly to me that they are trying to sell you a additional service. I would take it elsewhere and get a second opinion.
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
Back to what I said before, only perhaps it didn't get really hot. Only two major causes of oil burning. 1. rings and cylinder walls are worn or 2. bearings are a bit out of clearance and throwing more oil on the cylinder walls than the oil rings can deal with. Other reason should have been taken care of when head was done: valve guides & seals. You can still read good compression with certain conditions. a more accurate test is a cylinder leakdown test. On another idea, if one cylinder was being washed down by coolant, it may have unseated the rings. sometimes they recover from this, sometimes not (likely in the cylinder with warped valves. Check that plug for oil fouling...could be where miss is.
Posted on May 24, 2009
SOURCE: head bolt torque spec
STARTING OUT YOU HAVE TO REPLACE THE OLD BOLTS DUE TO STRETCHING.BESURE TO USE NEW BOLTS LUBRICATE NEW BOLTS IN OIL.BESURE TO USE TORQUE SEQUENCE GUIDE OR PHOTO.YOU GOING TO MAKE THREE PASSES * FIRST* PASS YOU TORQUE ALL HEAD BOLTS TO 12 TO 18 FT LBS * SECOND *PASS YOU TORQUE ALL BOLTS TO 26 TO 33 FT LBS.*THIRD PASS YOU TORQUE IT TO 44 FT LBS.THATS THE FINAL TORQUE.
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
SOURCE: 3.1l engine heads diagrams
If the hole is not used for anything find a bolt (tried hardware store etc?) If you definitely are not going to need it, worst case, tap the hole to a slightly larger size.(one you do have) Wrap the bolt/plug you use with teflon tape or use sealer on it so it does not leak.
Posted on Oct 23, 2009
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