cam change gasket kit

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do you know guy what is the part number for cam change gasket kit mr.gasket brand for 302 1991 hatchback or other brand ?
 
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John Dirks Jr

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I don't think they make a "cam change" gasket kit. They do have a timing cover kit but I'd do it differently there too. I'd recommend buying individual gaskets for this job. Drop the oil pan too and use the entire one piece gasket there. It doesn't come in a kit. Then buy a standard timing cover kit that will have cover gaskets and crankshaft seal. There are also options for different intake gaskets too, both upper and lower. The better ones are not usually included in kits.

Here's what I recommend.

Oil pan > https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=260783&cc=1134010&jsn=545

Timing cover set > https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=128103&cc=1134010&jsn=534

Intake gasket - lower (get the 1250 S 3, not 1250) > https://www.summitracing.com/parts/fel-1250s3

The upper intake gasket you want depends on whether you have GT40 (explorer) or stock 5.0 intake

GT40 > https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=125714&cc=1304435&jsn=705

Stock upper > https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=125534&cc=1134010&jsn=717
 
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do i need to lift the block to remove the oil pan to clear the front k member?
 

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do i need to lift the block to remove the oil pan to clear the front k member?
You won't be able to lift the engine high enough to completely remove the oil pan as long as the transmission is still attached.

That said, while difficult and possibly frustrating, it's doable to replace the gasket with the engine in the car, dropping the pan just enough to get the old gasket out and the new one in.

I've done it twice with the engine in the car. The best way is to use the aforementioned single piece PermaDry FelPro gasket. You'll want to unbolt the engine mounts and jack up the engine. I use a piece of 2x4 on the crankshaft snout or on the balancer. Jack it up as high as it'll go (removing the upper intake can get you a little more room). You'll have just enough clearance to remove the oil pan bolts and drop the pan about 1.5-2".

Take the new gasket while it's folded in half, put it in the pan, and unfold it. The trickiest part is getting it around the pickup. The FelPro kit comes with four plastic studs to help locate the new gasket. Be careful using these if you replace it with the engine in the car. You don't have a lot of room to maneuver the oil pan around. It's very easy to bump one of the plastic locating studs and break them clean off.

If you decide to try it, be sure to get all pieces of the old gasket out. Anything left will compromise the seal of the new gasket.

I most recently did this job on my 1990 Grand Marquis.
 
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ok thank you for the reply im gonna start the job next week
 

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You won't be able to lift the engine high enough to completely remove the oil pan as long as the transmission is still attached.

That said, while difficult and possibly frustrating, it's doable to replace the gasket with the engine in the car, dropping the pan just enough to get the old gasket out and the new one in.

I've done it twice with the engine in the car. The best way is to use the aforementioned single piece PermaDry FelPro gasket. You'll want to unbolt the engine mounts and jack up the engine. I use a piece of 2x4 on the crankshaft snout or on the balancer. Jack it up as high as it'll go (removing the upper intake can get you a little more room). You'll have just enough clearance to remove the oil pan bolts and drop the pan about 1.5-2".

Take the new gasket while it's folded in half, put it in the pan, and unfold it. The trickiest part is getting it around the pickup. The FelPro kit comes with four plastic studs to help locate the new gasket. Be careful using these if you replace it with the engine in the car. You don't have a lot of room to maneuver the oil pan around. It's very easy to bump one of the plastic locating studs and break them clean off.

If you decide to try it, be sure to get all pieces of the old gasket out. Anything left will compromise the seal of the new gasket.

I most recently did this job on my 1990 Grand Marquis.
Good advise there, with the motor lifted dropping the pan to change gasket won't be too bad.
You can get a relatively cheap HF engine support bar that goes across the top of the fenders
and supports engine from top.
Now if you really want to challenge yourself use the same technique to change the oil pump,
I've had to do it twice!
You'll feel my pain when you change the gasket, just imagine unbolting the pump dropping it in the pan
and removing said pan.
 

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