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Old 08-21-2007
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Fun little factoid

i learned something new about my ranger today! a friend of mine from work quit last month and gave me some exhaust manifolds from his ranger that i could use on mine. So i go to our parts counter (for those who dont know i work at ford) and ask them for a pair of gaskets and they said there is none, i go wtf and he turns the screen and as he clicks on the part number it says not applicable to rangers older than 97! so yes my ranger doesnt use exhaust manifold gaskets! Anyone know something about rangers that no one else would know?
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even if you have to make some, do......it isn't good to not have gaskets.......
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even if you have to make some, do......it isn't good to not have gaskets.......

thats what i was gonna do regardless, the fact that its metal on metal surface doesnt quiet sound do it for me. i think my local parts store might have some universal ones i could use or atleast the material. right now im just gonna clean up the new manifolds and prep them for a day off to do it, plus ill pick up a set of manifold bolts just incase.
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hmm i bought some for the 3.0 when i bought a brand spanking new engine from ford and my dad got them from napa so use them make them whatever dont not use any
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ford might jusrt use high temp silicone, ive seen it before but never worked on ranger manifold or headers.. you should ask someone who put headers on and see if they took gaskets off..


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Oops! Posted in the wrong place.

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is there something in those pics I am missing????
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I posted the pictures on the wrong thread. haha. I'm about to delete the post
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From the NAPA website.

Item#: FPGMS94764

Price: $5.09

For both exaust manifold gaskets.
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my 1996 f150 with a 302 didnt come with any. i didnt have a problem with it either. it has headers with gaskets now though
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This is true. However on **used** parts I'd recommend you do use some.

The flatness of used parts is not going to be the same as when first machined. Also and IMO more importantly.. thermal expansion rates of iron an aluminum differ. There is no way around it.

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Ford has used this system since the '60's at least. The old (and highly experienced) codger that balances my engines swears by a thin smear of hi-temp RTV and no gaskets and claims to never have leaks. I was surprised, too. He said only a damaging overheat would ruin the seal - but then the head is toast anyway.

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