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How hard to change head gasket on 4.6?

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Old 05-18-2003, 07:37 PM
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Question How hard to change head gasket on 4.6?

Anybody out there change their own head gasket? I'm pretty mechanically inclined but don't have any experience w/h the 4.6's.The overhead cams have me a little intimidated,what special tools will I need & especially how long does it take the first time you do one yourself.Thanks for ANY info! Scott
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Old 05-18-2003, 09:29 PM
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The first tool you will need is a shop manual. It should also list the tools and procedure for a head gasket swap. Ask your dealer for an estimate. That will tell you how much time it takes a mechanic with the proper tools to complete it. Add a few hours, based on youe expetize , and go from there.

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Old 05-19-2003, 05:38 PM
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The 5.4 and 4.6 are basically the same procedure to replace the head gaskets The above threads should contain some useful info the help you decide if the job is something you want to tackle. The special tools really make the job easier but it can be done without them although I wouldnt recommend it.
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