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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:55 pm 
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what's a head worth to rebuild?
i'll be removing/refitting it all back together, just need it to be machined and checked over for cracks and s**t.

while im still here, what else besides au headgasket will i need?
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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:10 pm 
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if its just a crack check and shave then around 120 or so
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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:19 pm 
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if you are tacking it off. get it a full reco .it is more money .butt it is worth it in the long run
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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:41 pm 
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whats a full reco involve?

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:59 pm 
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Head gasket kit and NEW head bolts.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:03 pm 
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Strip, bead blast, machine valve faces, re cut valve seats, reface head, assemble.
Valve guides, pressure testing, welding and straightening is normally extra.

If you want them to take more off the face while they are doing a full service, it shouldn't cost you any more.

If you do get the full recon done, get them to "back face" the valves to get rid of the step on the stem side of the valve face. An angle of about 25 - 30 degrees should do it.
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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:03 pm 
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just a quik check and skim should be around 120 and can be done with the valves in.

a full reco can be up to $500 depending if new valves and guides are needed

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:10 pm 
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it is .a full valve and seats ,mill the head,reseat vaves and guides acid diphead,springs tested for strenth, head bolts ,and a head regrind gasket set,full crack test.also cheak were the cam sits ot see if it is running straight.and a bit more
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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:37 pm 
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ok cool thanks guys.
i'll be performing this with the help of my uncle (mechanic) on an ef xr6.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:45 pm 
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you should do a bit of it your self to save some cash.

if you have accses to a dail gauge and gregorys manual.
take the messurement of every thing and work out the min you can get dont by the reco place.

you may be able to lap the valves in your self if the valve to guide clearance is still ok and you have not burnt valves.

just get it cleaned skimmed and crack checked

i assume you have new valve springs. just check the installed hight, you may need to use some shims to correct it

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:11 pm 
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whatever is needed i'll be getting.
i wouldn't have a clue how to lap the valves but my uncle would.
cheers for the help guys.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:54 am 
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I do heads all the time, let me know if your interested, new vavles and everything can be done .
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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:45 pm 
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yeh im interested.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:23 pm 
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Heads.....mmmmm.....
But a little way from Cranbourne! :(

Any advice on what to look for, combo's that WORK, Woul dbe appreciated by all.

Being lazy a breakdown of prices for springs, liffters, valves would also be of benefit.

Robert
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