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our knowledge with the Public about some common problems associated with certain Ford and Chevy engines.
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The 4.0L Ford V6
has been a problem engine for oil leaks for years.

This engine in used in the Aerostar, Explorer and Ranger pick-ups.

The most common leak is often diagnosed as a rear seal leak, but in almost every case we've seen, the problem is later found to be the rear of the oil pan gasket. Since 1990, when the 4.0L was first introduced, Ford redesigned the gasket twice and even the oil pan casting to eliminate the leaking issue.

We've come up with a few installation tips for our customers, to prevent this costly and aggravating oil pan gasket leak.

The '90 to '93 gasket set will include a plastic wedge seal that goes into a groove in the main cap. This diagram explains the steps to take for a successful installation.

The pictures below give a closer look at the main cap and the corner cavities. For any questions about these tips just give us a call.
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The 1990 to 1993 model years use gasket
A along with the wedge seal B on the rear main cap.

Ford 4.0 liter engine gasket oil leak problems image A
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Ford 4.0 liter engine gasket oil leak problems image B

Step 4 - measuring oil pan clearance

Ford 4.0 liter engine gasket oil leak problems image A

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The oil pan designed changed in 1994 and so did the gasket
  shown C. The wedge seal is no longer used because it's shape is built into the gasket. Silicone is still nessesary across the main cap and in the cavities between the cap and the block.
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Ford 4.0 liter engine gasket oil leak problems image C
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Make certain you also follow these two steps to ensure a good seal:
quality remanufactured car and truck engine spacerFord 4.0 liter engine gasket oil leak problems Step 1
Step 1: Spray with "Brake Cleaner" and blow or wipe entire gasket surface completely dry.
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Ford 4.0 liter engine gasket oil leak problems Step 2

Step 2: Fill corners and groove across cap with "Ultra Blue" silicone.
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Many Chevrolet/ Chevy Vortec engines have a non-reuseable, plastic timing chain cover
.

Here are some images to show you how to identify what part you have and must replace on your rebuilt or remanufactured engine:

Chevrolet Vortec timing chain cover A
Chevrolet Vortec timing chain cover A
Chevrolet Vortec timing chain cover B
Chevrolet Vortec timing chain cover B

Note: Click on the images to see the detail pages...

For any questions about these tips just give us a call.
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Throughout the years, there's been some changes to the timing cover design on the Chevrolet Vortec engines. They include the height shown in A & B, and the provision for a crank position sensor shown in C & D.

Please note these plastic timing covers require replacement once removed.

Chevrolet Vortec timing chain cover C - without knock sensor installed
Chevrolet Vortec timing chain cover C - without knock sensor installed.
Chevrolet Vortec timing chain cover C - with knock sensor installed
Chevrolet Vortec timing chain cover D - with knock sensor installed.
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Please Note:

If your timing cover has a crank position sensor in it, you will also need to remove the reactor ring, as shown on right, and reuse it on the replacement engine.

Note: Click on the image to see the details page...

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Chevy Vortec engine crank sensor ring may be reused on your new engine
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Larger images of all these engine technical tips can also be found in the "technical tips section"...
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