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#132365 - 13th Jul 2004 6:07pm head problem wot to do?
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okay got my head gasket tested 2 day an its gone. i want to know wot 2 do
head problem wot to do?
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get the orignal head skimmed - 6 (67%)
get a new head - 3 (33%)
get another 1.2 - 0 (0%)
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#132366 - 13th Jul 2004 6:15pm Re: head problem wot to do?
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you will find that once you have had the head skimmed and new gaskets etc the car will run fine matey so have it skimmed its cheaper and use our sponsor as he did mine and have had no problems since click me our sponsor AUTO-SAFE hope that this helps matey

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#132367 - 13th Jul 2004 6:15pm Re: head problem wot to do?
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iv left a vote mate but depends how bad it is if an depends how much it is for a new head?
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#132368 - 13th Jul 2004 6:20pm Re: head problem wot to do?
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I have complete faith in having it skimmed.
If its not possible to be skimmed you should be told prior to skimming at the (engineering firm).

As it stands do you know if its been skimmmed before ?
As that may change your decision too...

Hope this helps...
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#132369 - 13th Jul 2004 6:21pm Re: head problem wot to do?
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i can get a new engine 4 £100 then i got to get it fitted. but this will make the car harder to sell as it wont have the orignal engine.
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#132370 - 13th Jul 2004 6:28pm Re: head problem wot to do?
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how much would it cost to get it skimmed?
the engine seems like a good idea, but the labour costs would make it an expensive thing to do, and like you said, harder to sell on. youve gotta think about it in the long term as well. are you gonna keep the car for a while, or do you plan on selling it?
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#132371 - 13th Jul 2004 6:31pm Re: head problem wot to do?
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erm............skim it?

only if you know that the engine wont die of something else in a few weeks though

sorry to be no help at all lol

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#132372 - 13th Jul 2004 6:39pm Re: head problem wot to do?
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yer but if i get the head skimmed an it dont work im screwed
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#132373 - 13th Jul 2004 7:01pm Re: head problem wot to do?
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I do head skimming at work, and it may not need skimming...

It could be either a crack in the head....

In which case skimming it wouldn`t make a difference, and a new head will be needed...

OR

The head has worped and distorted either due to overheating, or just wear and tear...

We tend to skim as little as possible off and if its over 0.020" to cleam the head up, the head is scrap...

The more your skim off the more compression, and will sometimes notice an improovement in performance, but will not last very long, taking more than neccesary of...
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#132374 - 13th Jul 2004 8:28pm Re: head problem wot to do?
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its probably an aluminium head and as soon as you take it off it go's like a banana!lol get it skimmed all will be fine!
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#132375 - 14th Jul 2004 8:32pm Re: head problem wot to do?
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if i was you id get the engine for a ton an take the head of it put it on yours an you'v got lots of spare parts for future mishaps

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#132376 - 14th Jul 2004 8:59pm Re: head problem wot to do?
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Get the head skimmed, or at least remove the head and asses what damage has been caused....

If the head is scrap then get another head or possibly the engine you mentioned and use the head off that one ? (You will still need to have the head skimmed though once removed).

PM Me if you need any advice with it matey....

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#132377 - 14th Jul 2004 10:20pm Re: head problem wot to do?
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scooby's the man to see matey he did mine and have had no problems since matey and his team did a spot on job <img border="0" alt="[does this help]" title="" src="graemlins/cwemotions041.gif" />

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#132378 - 15th Jul 2004 12:10am Re: head problem wot to do?
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yeah i reckon get head skimmed and it will be fine.I do these type of jobs regularly at my place and reckon it will be fine.Put new cambelt on too as its got to come of anyway.Give us shout if you get stuck mate.

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#132379 - 26th Jul 2004 4:00pm Re: head problem wot to do?
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car went in 2 day. ringin me later 2 let me know wots happenin. if all goes 2 plan then just a skim
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