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Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:13 am 
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Is there anyone in adelaide who knows of a good place to get a head tested and rough prices. asking cause i got a quote from city dismantlers of $395 and i have to take the head in. think thats a bit rough my self.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:30 am 
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A couple of years back i had mine tested, machined, valve grind and valve stem seals replaced for $220 but that was in Melbourne.
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Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:50 am 
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Just a straight test, with you removing all valves, etc should only cost around $100. That would include a bit of a clean and the pressure test. Anything you want over the top of that, ie shaving, welding, new seats, etc costing more. If you got everything thing done, ie a full reco it could cost upwards of $700.

These are prices on the gold coast thought I wouldn't think Melbourne would be that much different.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:06 pm 
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I would be looking at taking the head to your local engine reconditioner, firstly they would test for softness/hardness, mine was to soft so they supplied a new head with my valve gear machined and fitted for $780. If your head is not soft they will do a crack/pressure test, not sure how much this would cost, just ring as many places as you can ask the same questions and you will end up getting a fair Idea of cost and what needs to be done.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 6:03 pm 
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thanks for the advice. i'll be ringing around tommorow. but i have a starting problem now. car started 3-4 days ago now i got nothing tryed to jump start and still nothing and yes it is in park.not sure of the battery condition cause my multimeter has s**t it self and i don't have a hydrometer. we did swap the battery for one out of a running car (ef sedan) still wouldn't start. i'm going to do a search now but any help would be good, thanks in advance (need the car running so i can turn it around and get it in the garage facing my work bench. cause i'm a slack a** and don't want to walk to far to get my tools).

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:34 pm 
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got some more quotes on the head testing today. $45 for the test and $50-60 to strighten the head if needs be. bit better than $395 to do both. found out the car wouldn't start due to the smartlock/immobilser unit, under dash near drivers left knee. hit it and car starts, any one else had this problem.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:41 pm 
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got my head pressure tested and faced for $45 bucks in perth here.

replaced the stem seals myself

cleaned the intake ports and zorst ports up with a wire wheel attatched to a drill to get rig of ne deposits

stem seals were round 45 bucks from malz.
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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:43 pm 
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had that prob when i did the manual conversion but mine was the connection on the back wast on properly pushed her in and she started fine
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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:39 pm 
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You can get exchange cyl heads (3.9 & 4.0) from Repco, (they are GEM exc cyl heads) for about $440. Ready to bolt on, just need the appropriate gaskets, etc for the job.

 

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