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New head gasket missing coolant port-hole???

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These head gaskets that I bought for mi 2000 3.0 seem to each be missing an elongated coolant thermosiphon port hole. The heads have them. The head-to-block surfaces has them. The original gaskets have them. EVERY pic I look at for these (Amazon, part stores, etc.) is the same (with only one elongated port per gasket, rather than the two). Yet, the originals I took off DO have the two holes each. What's up? Are these right, just different??? They fit, other than that.
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If your gaskets do not match exactly do not use them.

You may have a issue where someone changed the engine to a different year engine which may require different gaskets.

Find the engine identification number on your engine and confirm what year engine it is.
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Ron's answered him here and as Ron said, someone stuck some Taurus gaskets in.
There's a link in Ron's post that explains what's going on.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/genera...6/#post2122963
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