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As myself and a couple others have noted, a HG really isn't that big a deal - it's the "other" stuff that gets you. My suggestion - give it a shot! HG only - unless there is obvious pitting or warping, don't bother with re-surfacing. These heads are pretty robust. As rust is the bigger issue, don't bother with new valve seals, timing chain, etc. Get a head gasket kit, spring for new exhaust studs, and re-use everything else as is. If nothing else, it will be a good learning experience. The second one I did was in my driveway in February (in Michigan). Take your time removing and LABELING pieces - it will pay off on re-assembly.
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Posts in this Thread:
- Head gasket time approaches...., Noel , Sat, 26 May 2018 11:31:49
- Re: Head gasket time approaches...., skibumm100, Thu, 31 May 2018 05:27:00
- One more suggestion, cgwiz , Wed, 30 May 2018 08:34:52 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: Head gasket time approaches...., KevinC, Tue, 29 May 2018 23:20:31
- Re: Head gasket time approaches...., Craig, Tue, 29 May 2018 15:19:51
- Re: Head gasket time approaches...., Bill Homer, Tue, 29 May 2018 14:22:42
- Re: Head gasket time approaches...., cgwiz , Tue, 29 May 2018 10:48:38
- Re: Head gasket time approaches...., MT-Erik , Mon, 28 May 2018 18:30:06
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