Cylinder Head Gasket Replacement


Asked by Mar 10, 2011 at 03:15 PM about the 1988 Ford Festiva

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Noticed that Ford blocked two out of  three coolant ports off on the original head gasket (intake manifold side of the head). The new replacement head gasket is set up the same way (to block two out of the three coolant ports off) on the intake manifold side of the head. The three ports on the exhaust manifold side of the head are wide open thus allowing for maximum coolant circulation. The Question is Why are theyblocked off on the intake manifold side ???

3 Answers

that is just the way ford made them,cheep,they are through away cars,like the K cars Chrystler made.get so many miles on them,get rid of it.


That really doesn't answer the question, does it?


So are these three ports the way to top off coolant system

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