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6 Cyl - Blown Headgasket, HELP!

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by dsturch1, May 25, 2013.

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  1. dsturch1

    dsturch1 Member

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    Well, after just spending $1000 last month to have my timing chain tensioner replaced, my Explorer just blew a headgasket. I have read about it, and done headgaskets on other vehicles, but I was wondering if anyone knew if there is a write up posted anywhere with step by step instructions on removing everything with pictures. I was also wondering if anyone knew and could tell me roughly how many hours the total job should take?

    The shop wants a ton of money to do the headgasket, and I have another vehicle so I would rather do it myself, save the money and have the satisfaction of having done it.

    Thanks in advance for any help!!
     
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  3. 2000StreetRod

    2000StreetRod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    camshaft timing required

    I've never replaced the head gasket in my SOHC V6 but I know it can be done on either bank with the engine in the vehicle but the camshafts have to be timed after.
     

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