: timeserts -so do these things prevent bad head gaskets



Crown Vic Owner
10-24-07, 03:25 AM
I am all confused about the HG issues


i mean, the coolant is changed religiously, and the block is timserted, i mean, CAN the HGs take a shit?

Ranger
10-24-07, 11:40 AM
If it is Timeserted and you maintain the cooling system, they should not fail again.

Crown Vic Owner
10-24-07, 02:42 PM
Ok


what about if they are not timeserted and the cooling system is maintained?

dkozloski
10-24-07, 03:17 PM
Ok


what about if they are not timeserted and the cooling system is maintained?
There are a couple of different failure modes for the block threads. TimeSerts will reduce the chances of some and eliminate others. Every little bit helps said the old lady as she relieved herself in the ocean.

Crown Vic Owner
10-24-07, 03:36 PM
So, just keep coolant changed and i should be fine?


I change my coolant every 6 months or 10-15k

dkozloski
10-24-07, 04:38 PM
Change the green stuff every two years. Change the orange stuff every five years.

Crown Vic Owner
10-24-07, 05:05 PM
what should a 98 be using?


I thought green had silicates and you wernt supposed to use green?

JimD
10-24-07, 05:08 PM
A '98 model left the factory filled with Dex-Cool.

Crown Vic Owner
10-24-07, 05:10 PM
i know, but the above poster said about green


i remember some very well known member on here saying green eats up seals becuase of silicates or something of that nature.

Ranger
10-24-07, 06:24 PM
Pre '96 came with green. '96+ came with Dex.

dkozloski
10-24-07, 06:47 PM
If somebody changes from orange to green for some reason, you can't go back. Or at least it isn't wise to try it.

zonie77
10-25-07, 01:13 PM
There is no guarantee that HG's would last forever. Maintenance, good parts, and proper assembly will ensure a long and happy life though.

Even with aluminum block and heads there would be a small amount of movement from different rates of heating.

Just like Ranger said...they SHOULD NOT fail again. OK, maybe he used italics and I used caps. :histeric: