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Old February 25th, 2010, 12:03 PM
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Tom, you have what I would expect you to have.
Are you saying the manual has the with/without suffix B backwards? Or someone changed the heads for the later type with only 10 bolts?
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The 1995 discos I have seen all had composite gaskets and 10 bolts. I think that is the way they came. I am not sure about the suffix issue as I never checked block numbers I just visually inspected them.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 01:55 PM
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Tom, you have what I would expect you to have. edit: i think a 10 bolt head will fit on a 14 bolt bolt, but I have never done that, only the other way around.
I put 10 bolt head on my 14 bolt block. The bulge for the bolt hole is there, its just blanked off. I had those super early tin gaskets that are like -3mm thick

I redid mine with an Elring gasket kit from Tillary. The gaskets are composite and very nice. Came with all the bolts needed. It came with a lot of other gasket you really don't need but will come in handy down the line.

The early heads came with I think 3 or 4 extra bolt holes on each side that are gone on the newer heads. I would hesitate to put those in because they seem like if they were slightly tighter could cause the inner bolts to be looser causing a gap.

Also follow the rebuild order correctly.
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The 1995 discos I have seen all had composite gaskets and 10 bolts. I think that is the way they came. I am not sure about the suffix issue as I never checked block numbers I just visually inspected them.
ok, gotcha. I'll try to let go of the suffix B issue...I really will, I promise.
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I need to replace my 94 3.9 head gasket pronto. SO let me understand this: I just leave out the four outer head bolts (is that 11, 12, 13 & 14?) when using composite? Don't the boltholes open in the blocks cooling system? What is the best composite kit? Is there one that contains the head bolts?

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