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Old 11-28-2004, 23:46   #1 (permalink)
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head corrosion

my EF is currently at the mechanics ( was diagnosed with a head gasket leak )
turns out there is substantial corrosion around #3,4 and 5 combustion chamber. I have no idea how much it generally costs to have a head reco'd
( welded, machined, new valve seats etc )
can anyone who has had this done please give me an idea on cost so I know roughly what I am up for?

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It might work out cheaper getting a new head :/
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Old 11-29-2004, 00:18   #3 (permalink)
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thats not what I want to hear.... :(
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someone must know what sorta money I'll be looking at?
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Seriously mate It would be cheaper for you to get an exchange head.
Atleast then you'd get reco'd head & gear for what price it would be just to get the welding done & machining.
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how much is an exchange head though? do I use my old valves etc or do they come with the head
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valves springs come with the recon unit. Better still you get the head serviced with the newy.
Cost up to $800 mate but im sure you can get it cheaper than that
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Old 11-29-2004, 02:10   #8 (permalink)
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ah crap, i dont have that sorta cash atm, i think im screwed...
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Re: head corrosion

I know its not exactly the same but I got my EA head welded, new valve seals, faced, etc for $200 + some valve seals to replace the new ones. It needed welding around #6 and the nearest water jacket.

That was out at Gatton - I rang a lot of places around and noone wanted to do exchange because the chance of getting a complete dud is too high.

$800 - yeah as if... I'd want the whole head gasket job done for that!!!
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I picked up an exchange head for $400
Depends on where you get them from, Repco are around $700
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