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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:54 pm 
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hi ya to all, blown head gasket? should it really cost $1000 to fix? if so i'd rather buy a second motor and just work it any susgestions? thanks ford chick. ( thinking super charged)
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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:29 pm 
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hey ford chick unfortunately yeah it does cost over $1000 for a head gasket to be done, not so much the parts but the amount of time required to do the job (10+ hours I think). Personally I'm going to atempt to do it myself.

Getting a second motor is also an option like you said. guess it'll depend on what you want to do how much work you've already done to your current motor as well.

Good luck for whatever you decide.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:22 pm 
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stick with the devil you know. If you are able to remove the head yourself, send it off to be skimmed + pressure tested etc. If the head isn't cracked you could probably do the whole job for around $300.
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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:09 pm 
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its normal about 800 at my work it alll depends if you overheated the car and if oil has gone thought you colling system

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:14 pm 
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I have been told to make sure you change your water pump over the the same time

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:15 pm 
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depends if oil goes in your colling system

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:21 pm 
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thanks guys pretty sure theres no oil in the cooling system yet still pretty driveable still blows a few bombodores away (but thats not hard) thinking of just getting second motor and supa charging it so i can have some real fun only early days yet so we'll see what i find unless anyone has any other good, cheap ideas to make it kick a**?
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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:30 pm 
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put a cam and exausht in it then see what it goes like and recut the exausht vales on the head when you do the head gasket that isA GOOD IDEA

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:47 pm 
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just not long got new pipe system but think i got riped cause i'm a chick its suspose to be 2 1/5 but just dosen't have the grunt i'm after tho having no compression due to stuffed head isn't helping also has exahurst manifold leak
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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:49 pm 
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yeah it wouldnt i put a cam in a el and cut the exausht vales and extratcors and 2 1/2 exausht anda au headgasketr and they got 30 kw more and so much more toque

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:59 pm 
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How many k's on the bottom end? Is the lower half in good nic?

I just did this too a few weeks ago.. got a workshop to sort it out, took a couple of days, they ordered a new head as mine was cracked, and the motor feels healthy as, 275XXX's. Pulled above average for stock on a dyno last weekend.

If you're gonna buy another used engine, I'd get it rebuilt and modified for sure, but it would take a little longer.. Depends on your situation I guess? :D

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:21 pm 
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i blew my head gaskit it ended up costing me bout 300 bucks to get it faced and new gaskit and to put it on i also did mpfi conversion for and extra 600 dollers i regret doing this shoulda just got a 4ltr from a el or something it was a gd experiance but for $1000 ur beta off getin a new engine

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:33 pm 
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cool as i have done a motor build course but it was on and old 302 windsor just a bit scepitial on pulling down my 4.0ltr moved away from my family there all ford freaks too so haven't got much help near by if i run into any probs but am really thinking of supa charging it any ideas on a cost?
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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:38 pm 
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thanks heaps to you all again i'm out for tonight please contine to send me ideas and hope to chat to you all again soon. nite- and sweet dreams of purfectly controled burnouts lol........
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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:44 pm 
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woops i ment it costed me 600 all up with the head and mpfi conversion lol

 

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