Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Cylinder Head - Distortion

Special Tool(s)

Straight Edge 303-D039 (D83L-4201-A) or equivalent

1. Use a straight edge and a feeler gauge to inspect the cylinder head for flatness. If the cylinder head is distorted, install a new cylinder head.

Cylinder Head -Distortion

Cylinder Bore -Cleaning

1. CAUTION: If these procedures are not followed, rusting of the cylinder bores may occur.

Clean the cylinder bores with soap or detergent and water.

2. Thoroughly rinse with clean water and wipe dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.

3. Use a clean, lint-free cloth and lubricate the cylinder bores.

  • Use clean engine oil meeting Ford specification.
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