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WA head porting workshops

Hey,

The head gasket on my car has gone so the head is coming off to get everything sorted out. While its off i was hoping to get it ported/polished but i have no idea where to get it done or what it entails. Now i've read some of the pasts posts about this and i have some questions.

1. What workshops in perth have done this on the I6 head?
2. How much does it usually cost? a figure round 500-700 comes up a few times in past posts.
3. What exactly is the process in getting it done? Do you just walk in with a head and say port this and then pay them at the end? or is there differring levels of...portedness?

anyway thanks for whatever help you can give me.
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Re: WA head porting workshops

1. Most workshops will do it. You don't have to specialise for a low-level port.
2. How long's a piece of string? Cost ranges from $300-$1500 depending on the job.
3. Yes. There are vastly different levels of portedness
Basically, are you going nuts, or just looking for a little more power? If just a little more, possibly a mild cam, then a basic port+polish will do you fine. About $3-$500.
If you're going nuts, you can look at bigger valves, more portedness , stronger valve springs, etc. Costs $$$.
Ring around engine/cylinder head reconditioners in the Yellow Pages and get a quote. Usually you fix a price first, then COD.


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Re: WA head porting workshops

cheers dude.

Yeah something pretty basic right now, i plan on getting a new cam soon (wade/surecam, whatever) not an overly wild one. But since the heads coming off i thought i might as well do something to it. And the price to clean it up a bit and get some more power is reasonable. Thanks for your help.

and i know you've used that peice of string analogy before.... :)

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Re: WA head porting workshops

SVO XR6 got his done down near Bibra Lake.
Cost something like $850??
and flowed to 380hp?? good figure for the price

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Thanks Jase, along with posting this on the forum i shot a pm off to svo anyway.

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