T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
If i'm not mistaken the XH had the EF front for the ute, and the engine is the same as the EB2/ED engine of 148kw.
I have heard the head bolts do go on the EF's, so it will probably be worth to at least check them if there ok and replace while the head is off. As a guide i've never had a head gasket replaced "touch wood", but a guy at work had a gasket replaced onan EF and they charged $900. So i reckon your price is ok.
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5
AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6
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