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Old 08-13-2005, 06:27 PM   #1
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headgasket blown how much to fix??

every damn timemy car runs good for a few weeks it goes and brakes. GUHH.... how many posts exactly like this one have i seen of people sayin they're gonna sell their lude and bla bla bla. i know i prob. wont sell it i'll just pay to fix it like always. how much am i lookin to pay? These places were quoting me like 700 wtf....
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Old 08-13-2005, 06:39 PM   #2
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when ma dad wanted to get his replaced on some 94caravan (4cyl) they guestimated about 800-1k.. he did it himself on a saturday got away with 200 i think..he got his head polished though. bigger gasket also.

its really not that hard: its only hard when u put it back togheter IF ur disorganized.... like me
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Old 08-13-2005, 07:27 PM   #3
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You can do it for about 100 bucks in a day if everything goes right. Last time I did it, I had to take the head off and put it back on like 4 times, but that was after spending a week doing a full rebuild of the head without a valve spring compressor.... Don't try that unless you just don't tlike your fingers. But yeah, head gasket is easy, pull the head, clean the deck, replace the gasket, put it back together, and most importantly TORQUE EVERYTHING DOWN TO SPEC

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Old 08-13-2005, 07:45 PM   #4
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You can do it for about 100 bucks in a day if everything goes right. Last time I did it, I had to take the head off and put it back on like 4 times, but that was after spending a week doing a full rebuild of the head without a valve spring compressor.... Don't try that unless you just don't tlike your fingers. But yeah, head gasket is easy, pull the head, clean the deck, replace the gasket, put it back together, and most importantly TORQUE EVERYTHING DOWN TO SPEC

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yeap!!! that's about it....but like McJonesySi said Torque to specs!!.my prelude gets a little anal if I don't torque to specs.....cause they come loose!!,,(ie-crank pulley,tranny bolts,alternator bolts..etc)
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Old 08-13-2005, 07:52 PM   #5
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hmmmm.... I will consider this more when i am in a better state of mind. Right now all i can think of is fuck cars and i want to get a bicycle and ride everywhere and become lance armstrong or something. I could probably do it myself... i think... I am reasonably mechanical. Anyone in so cali want to lend a helping hand? I'll give you beer!!!
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Yes...torque everything back to spec...(very important)

This is why all of the MK3 Supra owners bitch about their stock headgaskets fucking up; it was a factory defect b/c Toyota incorrectly torqued down the head when the car was being produced...

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Old 08-13-2005, 10:46 PM   #7
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I have a quick question. I am replacing my head and head gasket and I was wondering if you can go with out replacing the head bolts? I know it is a lil OT but still it has the same process thx
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Old 08-13-2005, 11:33 PM   #8
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Yeah, you can re-use them.
I did mine 50k miles ago, reused, no problems at all.
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