Fordmods Logo

Advice with XG head issues please. 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 3 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Advice with XG head issues please.
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:49 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 197

Joined: 10th Jul 2011

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: Always Falcons.

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Hi all,
I think I may have done the head gasket (or worse) on my 4l XG... Im changing thermostat and radiator over as we speak because of my "positive" attitude (that just costs more $$$).

If it turns out to be the head im stuck on what to do, as I have these options;
$330 head job, shave off 40thou and refit with au gasket to boost compression.
Or,
$1200/$1600 jmm race spec head, big valves, cam, port pollish etc...
Or,
Complete xr6 motor from wreckers, with ecu, $650, inc altenator, bbm, everything.

???

Thanks heaps.

 

_________________

EF2 XR8 Lowered on Genuine EL GT 17", Slotted + Drilled all round, Custom retrimmed ghia interior, competition stereo, DiFillipo headers, hi-flow cats, single muffler 3", K&N, custom maf/induction and rear window venetian

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Advice with XG head issues please.
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:56 am 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 4093

Joined: 20th Mar 2005

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: 2.0 Turbo VW

Power: 142 rwkw

Location: Seaford State:
VIC, Australia

skim the head, run AU MLS gasket (no need to take 40thou off) in fact its better not too.

JMM will liven the car up.

and

$650 is too much imo for a XR6 motor that'll prolly need a gasket in the future anyways.

or

you could pick up an AU long motor for around $120 from a DIY wreckers.

 

_________________

Carefree, we may not be number one, but we're up there.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Advice with XG head issues please.
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:13 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 197

Joined: 10th Jul 2011

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: Always Falcons.

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Thanks a tonne,
I think my mind was heading where your suggesting too...
Ive been given better torque specs and told to shave 40thou by a trusted head guy...
Could you ellaborate a bit on why please?

 

_________________

EF2 XR8 Lowered on Genuine EL GT 17", Slotted + Drilled all round, Custom retrimmed ghia interior, competition stereo, DiFillipo headers, hi-flow cats, single muffler 3", K&N, custom maf/induction and rear window venetian

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 3 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 20 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:31 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names