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 Post subject: How much to get head fixed in my fairmont??
Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:01 pm 
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our car has reached 300,000km and apparently when they reach that they start drinking heaps of water and you dont know where its going..

so we found a leak but the head needs to be replaced

how much would it cost?
would it cost more because its a tickford head?

please help :oops:
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 Post subject: Re: How much to get head fixed in my fairmont??
Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:04 pm 
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Lauren94 wrote:
our car has reached 300,000km and apparently when they reach that they start drinking heaps of water and you dont know where its going..

so we found a leak but the head needs to be replaced

how much would it cost?
would it cost more because its a tickford head?

please help :oops:



1:) between $700 - $1200
2: No, in fact prolly cheaper because someone might swipe the Tickford head and replace with a stocko.

3:) To do it yourself might cost you around 400 - $500 including all fluids, gasket and bolts.

If you get it done try to make sure they use an AU head gasket. its the key ingredient.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:10 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
Lauren94 wrote:
our car has reached 300,000km and apparently when they reach that they start drinking heaps of water and you dont know where its going..

so we found a leak but the head needs to be replaced

how much would it cost?
would it cost more because its a tickford head?

please help :oops:



1:) between $700 - $1200
2: No, in fact prolly cheaper because someone might swipe the Tickford head and replace with a stocko.

3:) To do it yourself might cost you around 400 - $500 including all fluids, gasket and bolts.

If you get it done try to make sure they use an AU head gasket. its the key ingredient.




Yep, what he said..and keep an eye on the T on the front of the head as per number 2, I've known a bloke who did that...

I did my head gasket myself for just under 400, that also included getting the head welded and machined as the rear water jackets were pretty corroded.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How much to get head fixed in my fairmont??
Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:13 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
1:) between $700 - $1200
2: No, in fact prolly cheaper because someone might swipe the Tickford head and replace with a stocko.

3:) To do it yourself might cost you around 400 - $500 including all fluids, gasket and bolts.

If you get it done try to make sure they use an AU head gasket. its the key ingredient.


Sounds about right, but DIY will come in at under $200 providing you've got tools.
AU MLS (multi layer steel) gasket are a completely different style of gasket to whats factory fitted, and as mentioned is definitely what you want to replace it with.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How much to get head fixed in my fairmont??
Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:15 pm 
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Lowlane7 wrote:

Yep, what he said..and keep an eye on the T on the front of the head as per number 2, I've known a bloke who did that...

I did my head gasket myself for just under 400, that also included getting the head welded and machined as the rear water jackets were pretty corroded.



yeah our fairmont has done that as well she drank 2L in about 80km :(

thanks for the help though guys !! :) :D
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