Does it matter which way the head gaskets go on????
Does it matter what direction the head gaskets go on on a ls1? My stang has a FRONT that has to face the front for cooling jacket purposes...Is the ls1 the same thing? I totally forgot about it when I put on the head gasket, does it matter?
If so is there a way I can tell which way it's on without pulling the head?
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it should say on the gasket. That's why on your heads you also have a "front" and "back" on them also.
Are you sure about this? I thought both heads were the same, and on the mls gm gaskets I am pretty sure it just says top on it? I could be wrong but it wasn't that long ago i was putting my motor together, and I'm pretty sure this is how it was.
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On a 5.3 they are marked and if you put them on wrong it will overheat. So the LS1 should also have a front and back.
Thank you, the coolant ducks are not the same for the 5.3 heads. The driver side heads have a ground the passenger side do not. Your driver side heads have the bolt pattern for the power steering pump the passenger side do not.
But for those of you who do not think so please go ahead and place then on which ever side you want.
I never said he had a 5.3 only that it does matter on a 5.3 which is front and back as far as the gasket goes. The LS1 gasket should also be the same as noted in the above pic. As far as the heads go they should be able to go on either side.
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