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Old 06-25-2011, 10:48 AM
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Default I need to replace 2 cylinders, is 1500 to much?

I have a 2001 v6 ranger. I need to replace 2 cylinders, is 1500 including parts and labor to much? Here is what the guy wrote.

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Old 06-25-2011, 04:09 PM
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Default Re: I need to replace 2 cylinders, is 1500 to much?

Has this guy never heard of a wet test? That will tell you if you need a complete rebuild or just to rework or replace the heads. I don`t understand how he could give you a price without knowing for sure what the problem is. What do you mean by replace two cyls.? What engine do you have?
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Old 06-25-2011, 04:14 PM
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Default Re: I need to replace 2 cylinders, is 1500 to much?

the OP has a 3.0 and they are know for warping heads...sounds like that is the OPs problem
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Old 06-25-2011, 04:23 PM
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Default Re: I need to replace 2 cylinders, is 1500 to much?

I have a 3.0 and forgot to mention the 2 of em where cracked. Ill take it to aamco next, I got a free diagnostics coupon, heh.

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the OP has a 3.0 and they are know for warping heads...sounds like that is the OPs problem
I believe thats what he said, any suggestions?

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Default Re: I need to replace 2 cylinders, is 1500 to much?

not really as i dont have a 3.0...just start getting prices on heads
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Old 06-25-2011, 04:59 PM
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not really as i dont have a 3.0...just start getting prices on heads
So get a few prices and just bite the bullet prolly eh?
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:10 PM
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Default Re: I need to replace 2 cylinders, is 1500 to much?

Thats a pretty lame assumption. Because it has low compression he automatically says it needs cyl's? Heads are very common. Warped? Cracked? burnt valves? sucked valves?
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:14 PM
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Thats a pretty lame assumption. Because it has low compression he automatically says it needs cyl's? Heads are very common. Warped? Cracked? burnt valves? sucked valves?
Cracked heads.
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:39 PM
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Default Re: I need to replace 2 cylinders, is 1500 to much?

You need head work, not cylinders. If something were up with your cylinders, you would hear it. You'd see it in the form of blue smoke too. The only thing that tends to go wrong with cylinders is rings.
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You need head work, not cylinders. If something were up with your cylinders, you would hear it. You'd see it in the form of blue smoke too. The only thing that tends to go wrong with cylinders is rings.
Thats right, if your cylinders were done it would sound like a 1980s VW Diesel.
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:45 AM
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Default Re: I need to replace 2 cylinders, is 1500 to much?

well, does anyone have a rough estimate to completly rework 2 heads?
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Check this place out. Pretty cheap for new heads.
https://www.alabamacylinderhead.com/

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I think I spent $180 per head on my 3.0 and $205 each for my 4.0. The 4.0 were new heads and the 3.0 were new valves.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:53 AM
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Default Re: I need to replace 2 cylinders, is 1500 to much?

first of all, run away from this shop as in now!! they could use a boroscope or any inspection camera device just by removing the sparkplugs to check for cracks on the cylinder, and also, they did not do the basic inspection for misfires, like check the fuel system, ignition system etc, these are the reasons i dont go on shops that i dont know anything about
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