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Old 12-21-2011, 05:00 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever come across a step by step on tearing down a 302 for headgasket replacement. There has to be a step by step out there somewhere, still not sure that is my problem but if it is then I'll be doing it myself with a good buddy who know more than i do.
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Has anyone ever come across a step by step on tearing down a 302 for headgasket replacement. There has to be a step by step out there somewhere, still not sure that is my problem but if it is then I'll be doing it myself with a good buddy who know more than i do.
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I know this isn't really the answer you're looking for, but if you have a manual, just follow the steps, and take pictures of every bolt that you take off. If you don't have a manual, just let me know. Also, label any vacuum and electrical lines you disconnect (and take pictures). Is this your first head gasket? Have you done a compression or leakdown test yet? I wouldn't just go throwning a head gasket in there on a whim, but that's just me. lol. Too much money and time for nothing if that's not the problem.
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No manual, and not entirely sure it is a head gasket. Leaving it be for now and I'll just keep an eye on it.
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Look around used books stores, any old ford with 302 will help you a lot. Run a pressure test of your cooling system, that will tell you a lot. I used to have a stack of them way back into the 70's, donated them to goodwill when I last moved. Just didn't have the need anymore.

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cant you order the factory manuals through the dealership? I always heard these were the best way to go. I wonder if Chapters or Coles has anything, I did get a gift card for christmas.
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Go here:
http://www.helminc.com/helm/search_s...lm&class_2=FRD

Depending on the age of your truck, you may or may not be able to find all of the manuals. They occasionally will have some available for reprint, but many of the older ones are old stock, so once they're gone, they're gone. Otherwise you can always check eBay.
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