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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:48 am 
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Took the XR to get the head gasket done yesterday and at approximately 2pm i find out the exhaust side of the head is corroded, not a great deal but enough for it to get sent to town to get fixed!!!!! :(

THEN i find out the tensioning chain has been snaped somehow, the headbolts were shaved down and warped somehow and the tensioner pulley or something like that is also broken!

The mechanic asked me if i had alot of engine noise at higher rpms and well yep its true but i just thought it was the cam (normal engine noise).

Fkn just the thing i need!!! :cry: Its gonna cost roughly $1200-1400 to get fixed. :shock:

The mechanic tried to source replacement heads but because the XR is Tickford and its also on LPG he could not find a replacement. :roll:

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:57 am 
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Gotta love how much it costs to get stuff fixed!

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:27 pm 
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Mmm very true!!! Oh well coudlnt be avioded. :(

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:34 pm 
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Well while the heads off if you have some extra $$$$ should give her a port and cam

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:42 pm 
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Yeah well im seeing how much its going to cost to fix the head repairs but if its not a great deal then yes it will be getting port polished etc.

Im not paying over $1500 so if its gonna cost more than that than i will be leaving it until future mods are done.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:59 pm 
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you can get a whole new engine for the price its gonna cost you to fix, i have a ticky head for sale but wouldnt be able to get it to you in the time you prob need it
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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:42 pm 
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Yeah well im seeing how much its going to cost to fix the head repairs but if its not a great deal then yes it will be getting port polished etc.

Im not paying over $1500 so if its gonna cost more than that than i will be leaving it until future mods are done.


What rapier said.. I'm paying $850 for EL ticky motor that's done ~140k and by the looks of it has the head gasket done because its had the rear water jacket tapped..

Pity i paid $700 last year to get my headgasket done on my ebii motor..
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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:04 pm 
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Unlucky mate.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:21 pm 
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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:53 pm 
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blackjack_original wrote:
That sucks. Me thinks it's about time you got acquainted with a spanner mate. You'd save yourself so much money.


Ill agree with ya.


Thats also my worst fear...Something f**k up and everything going wrong. :(

Id go get a $300 motor and put it in so i have a car then rebuild a decent one. Ticky head, cam, head work and so on.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:51 pm 
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Lol my altenator f**k up in the coupe, didnt cost a thing to get towed and fixed...gotta love warranty.
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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:59 pm 
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i do all my own work... when something breaks i buy a whole new car for the part :P and i still save heaps and can sell off the spares (or hold on to the important one such as starter motor)

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:12 pm 
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Mmm believe me i wish i were more mechanicly sound, i mean i get 2 days off a week and that would be enough time to do it in but i just wouldnt have a fkn clue how to do it all.

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you can get a whole new engine for the price its gonna cost you to fix, i have a ticky head for sale but wouldnt be able to get it to you in the time you prob need it


Yeah that would have been handy but i have Duel fuel also.

Anyway i have the money to fix it but that still doesnt make me happy!

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:25 pm 
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LPG heads are no different! In old cars yes they might rebuild the head to suit, same as rebuilding the head to suit unleaded petrol, but in something late model lieke your EF it's no different!

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:48 am 
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blackjack_original wrote:
That sucks. Me thinks it's about time you got acquainted with a spanner mate. You'd save yourself so much money.


amen to that....now someone finish of that Tech doco on how to change the head gasket...or else ill never be able to do it =D and neither can anyone else who is not orientated with these engine things.

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