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I have a 318. Ripped it down to the heads and noticed while putting on the left gasket that there's no holes in the gasket for the lower antifreeze ports. Looked at the old gasket and noticed that there was none on that either. I thought there should be a hole for flow through the head and block. Can someone shed some light on this for me please. Thanks in advance.
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It's a victor reinz set that I ordered. It's said 5.2 sorry about that. I know I put in the correct info. 96 ram 1500 4wd 5.2l and this is what they sent me. Like I said it seems like the old gasket matches it but it doesn't make sense that there is no holes in the bottom of the gasket.
I've tried posting pictures in previous forums and I can't. But I'm 100% sure they match. Except the top were the intakes into the head are. The old gasket had three holes where the new has one big hole. But the clearance is the same. As far as any holes where the block and head meet they match new to old.
Ok another question concerning the guide rail and pushrod. The book is telling me torque to 200 in lbs (16 ft lbs I only have a ft lbs wrench). Now I was told only torque to where the was still slight spin in the push rod. At 16 ft lbs there is no spin in it. Sry about the dumb question but this is a dumb rookie here and I'm going by what I'm told and this book and up until now both matched. So what is ur opinion on this?
I really depends upon the location of the cam lobe as to whether or not the pushrod will feel tight or not when torqueing down the rocker arm and guide. You just need to ensure those bolts are properly tightened.
My question is how tight should they be? I installed all at 16 ft lbs and nothings loose. Hopefully it's right. I'm trying to do as much by the book as possible because screwing anything up is not an option at this point. It's my daily driver so any screw up is not good lol.
Atomic dog I replied as you posted that. That might explain why some spin and some don't. Like I said all are torqued to 16 ft lbs so hopefully that enough now on the the rest. God help me this is the fun part.