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Post by xrian » Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:57 pm

Just the correct one from Ford and forget about it.
This VC gasket topic has been hashed over now for about 3 years!
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Post by Mike McCreight » Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:31 pm

Yup.
Totally happy with the one I put on the Wintermerkur last year. No more leaks or burning oil smell! :D
I just changed my valve cover on the Summermerkur, and was happy to find the Ford part there. Had my doubts about being able to re-use it, as the last guy in there put the valve cover bolts in with an impact wrench :evil:
Seems fine!
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:47 pm

jbuffethed wrote:So are those gaskets in that link the right ones?
I highly doubt it - that price is below dealer cost for the Ford gasket and the part# is not a Ford p/n. I know it says it's a Ford part - it might be that he has some NOS of the old gasket, or it could just be a complete lie. If you want to bother, ask him to supply the Ford part# off the package.

Other than that, just take Ian's advise. Except, I think this has actually been hashed out at least 5 years ago Ian! :lol:

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Post by anglin » Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:20 pm

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:Other than that, just take Ian's advise. Except, I think this has actually been hashed out at least 5 years ago Ian! :lol:
It's been longer than that. I purchased my first reallygoodvalvecovergasket in April of 1998. That would make it 7 years and 5 months since I finally dragged my tail down to the Ford dealer to buy one. People had to have been making a big deal out of it for a long time prior to that if *I* went and got the correct gasket.

I just wish there was a way to put the correct word out there to get people to purchase:

- Ranger/Ford valve cover gasket
- 1035 (or better) head gasket
- Ford PCV
- wheel bearings and seals from anywhere but AutoZone
- Scorpio wheel bearings from anywhere but AutoZone because God knows the Scorpio rear is NOT a Set24
- a whole slew of other things not coming to mind right now

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Post by anglin » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:02 pm

And because you waited so patiently for the part number, here it is, as quoted from IMON many moons ago.
K Journey wrote:Ford Valve Cover Gasket F57Z-6584-A

Composition is rubber over metal gasket with metal rings around the bolt
holes.

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:31 pm

Figured I'd add this to this thread....
86XR4Ti5SPD wrote:Ranger 2.5 cam cover gasket (’98-’01) #F57Z-6584-A (this is the one I installed, some other Ranger years probably work as well)
Although it's nice to have the part# for backup verification, you don't really need it, nor do you need to even ask for a Ranger valve cover gasket specifically.

The ONLY gasket Ford sells any more for ANY Lima 2.3/5 engine is the steel reinforced one - the "good" one we're all talking about here. You can actually walk in and ask for a valve cover gasket for a 1975 Pinto 2.3 and you'll get this gasket. Just make sure you're walking into a Ford dealer and not an AutoZone, Pep Boys, etc - they'll all sell you the blue Felpro - if you do that, make sure you pick up a fire extinguisher too.
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Post by KhanTyranitar » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:20 pm

I will also add on my '87 T-bird I got the blue Fel-Pro and its already leaking. Definitely gonna use the original Ford Gasket. The old gasket I replaced was cork and leaking, so its obvious that it has been replaced before.

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Post by my8950 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:01 am

Damn, $55 now...

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Post by John Brennan » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:00 am

my8950 wrote:Damn, $55 now...
Has been for quite a few years. It's the last one you'll ever need, though.
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Re: valve cover gasket

Post by merkurdriver » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:33 pm

[quote="my8950"]Damn, $55 now...[/quote]

Cheaper than that at Merkur Depot

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Post by my8950 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:47 pm

Actually $62.84 from dealer, after calling today.

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Post by my8950 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:49 pm

[quote="merkurdriver"][quote="my8950"]Damn, $55 now...[/quote]

Cheaper than that at Merkur Depot[/quote]

If you message me, or post the link so I can find it, I will make the order.
I'm not seeing it on the site.

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Post by merkurdriver » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:07 pm

Upon closer inspection the ones we have in stock are Ford F1ZZ-6584-A, which is 91 and up Mustang 2.3 part number. They are Ford, black rubber, metal rings around the bolt holes.
These are $29.95 + ship

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Post by my8950 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:45 pm

You think that will be the same as the ranger one?
Or rather, would it work on the turbo head?

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Post by merkurdriver » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:37 pm

[quote="my8950"]You think that will be the same as the ranger one?
Or rather, would it work on the turbo head?[/quote]

I've personally used at least 10 of these on XRs here and sold at least another 10 of them.
Part number talk - the F1 is 1991 and the F5 is 1995, so the F5 part number would be the newest, revised and basically "best" version of the gasket.

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