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1993 ford escort

It jumped time so i replaced the water pump and timeing belt, it still wouldnt run so i pulled the head and bought new reconditioned one and all new gaskets and thermastat, it ran but watter still got into my oil, pulled the head back off and had it tested it was fine so we put it back on, i could litterally hear the water dump into the chambers, now on the block there was 2 little things on it that is used to aligne the head as you put it on, we lost one, could this be the reason water is still getting my oil?

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    Kit Twitchell Feb 07, 2009

    thankyou John , i was so hoping that alignment tube would have been the problem, it has been a nightmare and frankly after paying 1800. for the car for 3 months later 800.more in parts and labor, for it to still not work Im looking for away to get out of it cuz i just cant aford it anymore, it looks preety though.



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You are having fun.......Not !

The 2 little tube aligners hold the head gasket in line, and align the head too, but I have fitted heads back in the past, with just one, and never encountered this nightmare !
Usually the head bolts line everything up OK.

You will have to eliminate this now though, and get, or make up a new one and fit it next time.

You also need to fit another new head gasket, as you have compressed it once, and double check it with the original, if you still have it ?
You are renewing the stretch head bolts too I hope ?
This must be costing you a fortune ?
You have to meticulously check the head, block, and head gasket, and waterways for correct seal, before you assemble this time.

Let me know how you get on !


A FixYa rating would be appreciated, if you get it right this time !!!

Good Luck !

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