This publication contains material that is reproduced and distributed under a license from Ford Motor Company. No further reproduction or distribution of the Ford Motor Company material is allowed without the express written permission of Ford Motor Company.


TSB Main Page
TSB
02-21-13
  • ENGINE - STRAIGHTEDGE PROCEDURE FOR CHECKING CYLINDER HEAD AND BLOCK FLATNESS
Publication Date: October 21, 2002

FORD:
1992-1997 THUNDERBIRD
1992-2003 CROWN VICTORIA, ESCORT, TAURUS
1995-2000 CONTOUR
1996-2003 MUSTANG
2000-2003 FOCUS
2002-2003 THUNDERBIRD
1997-2003 E SERIES, EXPEDITION, EXPLORER, F-150, WINDSTAR
1999-2003 SUPER DUTY F SERIES
2000-2003 EXCURSION
2001-2003 ESCAPE, EXPLORER SPORT TRAC, EXPLORER SPORT, RANGER
LINCOLN:
1992-2003 TOWN CAR
1993-1998 MARK VIII
1995-2002 CONTINENTAL
2000-2003 LS
1998-2003 NAVIGATOR
2002 BLACKWOOD
2003 AVIATOR
MERCURY:
1992-1997 COUGAR
1992-2003 GRAND MARQUIS, SABLE
1995-2000 MYSTIQUE
1997-1999 TRACER
1999-2002 COUGAR
1993-2002 VILLAGER
1997-2003 MOUNTAINEER

Article 02-20-2 is being republished in its entirety to update the measurements in the Service Procedure.

ISSUE:

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.

....


To access the rest of this feature you must be a logged in Registered User Of Ford Truck Enthusiasts

Registration is free, easy and gives you access to more features.
If you are not registered, click here to register.
If you are already registered, you can login here.

If you are already logged in and are seeing this message, your web browser is blocking session cookies. Change your browser cookie settings to allow session cookies.




Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Jobs

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.