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- Mike McCreight
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Totally happy with the one I put on the Wintermerkur last year. No more leaks or burning oil smell!
I just changed my valve cover on the Summermerkur, and was happy to find the Ford part there. Had my doubts about being able to re-use it, as the last guy in there put the valve cover bolts in with an impact wrench
I highly doubt it - that price is below dealer cost for the Ford gasket and the part# is not a Ford p/n. I know it says it's a Ford part - it might be that he has some NOS of the old gasket, or it could just be a complete lie. If you want to bother, ask him to supply the Ford part# off the package.jbuffethed wrote:So are those gaskets in that link the right ones?
Other than that, just take Ian's advise. Except, I think this has actually been hashed out at least 5 years ago Ian!
It's been longer than that. I purchased my first reallygoodvalvecovergasket in April of 1998. That would make it 7 years and 5 months since I finally dragged my tail down to the Ford dealer to buy one. People had to have been making a big deal out of it for a long time prior to that if *I* went and got the correct gasket.DPDISXR4Ti wrote:Other than that, just take Ian's advise. Except, I think this has actually been hashed out at least 5 years ago Ian!
I just wish there was a way to put the correct word out there to get people to purchase:
- Ranger/Ford valve cover gasket
- 1035 (or better) head gasket
- Ford PCV
- wheel bearings and seals from anywhere but AutoZone
- Scorpio wheel bearings from anywhere but AutoZone because God knows the Scorpio rear is NOT a Set24
- a whole slew of other things not coming to mind right now
Although it's nice to have the part# for backup verification, you don't really need it, nor do you need to even ask for a Ranger valve cover gasket specifically.86XR4Ti5SPD wrote:Ranger 2.5 cam cover gasket (Ã¢â‚¬â„¢98-Ã¢â‚¬â„¢01) #F57Z-6584-A (this is the one I installed, some other Ranger years probably work as well)
The ONLY gasket Ford sells any more for ANY Lima 2.3/5 engine is the steel reinforced one - the "good" one we're all talking about here. You can actually walk in and ask for a valve cover gasket for a 1975 Pinto 2.3 and you'll get this gasket. Just make sure you're walking into a Ford dealer and not an AutoZone, Pep Boys, etc - they'll all sell you the blue Felpro - if you do that, make sure you pick up a fire extinguisher too.
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- John Brennan
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Has been for quite a few years. It's the last one you'll ever need, though.my8950 wrote:Damn, $55 now...
2015 Fiesta ST
2020 Edge 2.0 Ecoboost
Cheaper than that at Merkur Depot[/quote]
If you message me, or post the link so I can find it, I will make the order.
I'm not seeing it on the site.
These are $29.95 + ship
Or rather, would it work on the turbo head?[/quote]
I've personally used at least 10 of these on XRs here and sold at least another 10 of them.
Part number talk - the F1 is 1991 and the F5 is 1995, so the F5 part number would be the newest, revised and basically "best" version of the gasket.