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- ENGINE - STRAIGHTEDGE PROCEDURE FOR CHECKING CYLINDER HEAD AND BLOCK FLATNESS
| Publication Date: October 21, 2002 |
| 1992-1997 THUNDERBIRD |
1992-2003 CROWN VICTORIA, ESCORT, TAURUS
1997-2003 E SERIES, EXPEDITION, EXPLORER, F-150, WINDSTAR
1999-2003 SUPER DUTY F SERIES
2001-2003 ESCAPE, EXPLORER SPORT TRAC, EXPLORER SPORT, RANGER
| 1992-2003 TOWN CAR |
1993-1998 MARK VIII
| 1992-1997 COUGAR |
1992-2003 GRAND MARQUIS, SABLE
Article 02-20-2 is being republished in its entirety to update the measurements in the Service Procedure.
Aluminum cylinder heads and blocks require flatness checks prior to gasket installation to ensure the component part is not out of factory specification. The surface quality (finish) of the cylinder head gasket surface is machined to close tolerances which enable an effective sealing joint for the MLS (multi-layered steel) gasket.
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