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ESPSIX last won the day on January 14 2018

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  1. ESPSIX

    T5 oil (710)

    I use Castrol TransMax Z.
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    HeadGasket Waterport Holes.

    I think you’ll find they are supposed to be blocked off, when you open up the holes the water will just find the path of least resistance. the water is supposed to flow to the back of the block before it enters the head, where it then flows forward to the outlet ( thermostat) and in to the radiator for cooling . by doing what you doing, the water will just flow through the block to the first opening to the head, before flowing back to the radiator for cooling, leaving the rear of the motor to run hot, causing the head casket to fail.
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    Temperature

    As Bear351c said, are your fans spinning the correct way, are they coming on at the right temp, are they fully shrouded?
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    Temperature

    A tired old 302 to a nice tight 351 with a bit of core shift might just be enough. it doesn’t sound like it’s over heating, just running hotter. some people love the Aussie desert coolers, the few times I’ve had personal experience with them, I’m not a fan. easy to swap out a radiator to find out if it is the issue.
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    Temperature

    See my first comment.
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    Temperature

    I only mentioned the head gasket because it is an easy mistake to make, it blocks the water gallery where the water passes from the head to the block at the front from memory, but it makes the motor run quite hot, so that would be the last thing I’d check and if it’s only one, only the head affected would be hotter.
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    Temperature

    Yep.
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    Temperature

    Apart from the crappy radiator, is the thermostat actually working, do you have the resrictor plate under the thermostat, what kind of water pump are you using, the ones with individual blades can have cavitation issues, are the fans fully shrouded, and are your head gaskets on the right way, although it doesn’t sound bad enough for that, the heads would be getting very hot.
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    Temperature

    Get rid of the desert cooler for a start.
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    Snowflake rims - Identification.

    Message bullfrog, he reproduces the black wheel nuts.
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    SINGLE RAIL GEARBOX INFO

    The T5 loves the transmax z, the shifts are much nicer! im doing a full seal and gasket change on the single rail on the weekend cause it leaks from everywhere.
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    SINGLE RAIL GEARBOX INFO

    What oil is everyone running in their Single Rails, I run Castro’s Transmax Z in the missus’s T5, can I run that in my Single Rail?
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    Dash Acting like a tacho

    Correct, But whether any of those boxes are behind a 6, or a 8 makes no difference to the gear in the box, or the gear on the transducer. eg: a single rail out of a V8 will bolt in, and plug up in a 6 cyl car and read correctly as long as the transducer gear is right for the diff ratio. as did the 6 cyl T5 I put behind my missus’s 351, but had to use the XE transducer, which was a 6 cyl one. OP didn’t say which box he is running now, but if it has a later than XE transducer that would make the speedo play up as XE and later have a different plus rate.
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    Dash Acting like a tacho

    I don’t think so.
  15. Possibly missing the restrictor that goes under the thermostat. Or, head gaskets on backwards, very easy to do when fitting the heads.
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