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Old 02-19-2010, 10:52 AM
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well just heard back from the machine shop on my head and its not cracked but it is a little warped and he said he normally charges $90 to fix it but considering its only a little difference he said it will only be $50 and also he said if i wanted to i could have the head glass blasted for $20 so clean all the crap off of it , does this sound like good prices or no , also the weird thing it seemed when i took my head off and checked the gasket it didnt seem like there were cracks in it but i noticed one side of it was very well bonded to the head and the other part was loose , so i dont know if that has anythin to do with it , but with my top end rebuild kit just gonna replace everything and not take a chance , cause this really sucks its been sitting for 3 weeks in my backyard

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Old 02-19-2010, 01:55 PM
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I would not let him glass bead it unless he is goig to do a full valve job, the glass beads can and will end up in the oil ports then stuck in the engine bearings.

also if he dose a full valve job you should have the cam bearings replaced.

normal cost on rebuilding a 2.3l OHC will be about $200
Valve job $90
surface $40.
R&R cambearings $30.
cam bearing ,parts $25
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:39 PM
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well i got a cheaper guy to do it and cleaned it cheaply not using the glass thing , of course now that i went to start the engine after everything was put back in my battery died , one fun thing after another
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:12 PM
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Well now after the head gasket was fixed , i turned the engine on and immeditally hear a somewhat loud whining type sound , and also some smoking coming i believe from the head , but that could be from the silicon put on the gasket , but im wondering whats with that sound , before my blown gasket i never heard the sound

Please if someone knows whats going on , im freaking out wondering what the sound is
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:44 PM
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you put silicone on your head gasket? youre not supposed to use silicone on head gaskets, you need to pull the head back off and get all the silicone off the mating surface using the tool that jfive suggested and make sure you get all the silicone out of the coolant and oil passages. if you have any silicone in the oil or coolant passages that could be the whine, it might not be but the restriction could make it whine, like i said that might not be the whine but i would look there first because that head needs to come back off anyway, sorry for the bad news
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:17 PM
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just saw your other thread on this, read my reply to that one because i didnt know he let all the freon out, but he shouldnt have used silcone on the head gasket anyway so if he did you still need to take care of that.
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:19 PM
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I ordered a head gasket kit, among other things, as I'm about to turn over 200,000 miles (see info in sig).

Any heads up on what other gaskets, seals, maintenance, etc., I should plan for as I make my way to the head?

Any other under-the-hood general maintenance that may be required for a Ranger with 200,000?

(I will take tons of pics and post them after I do all the "jobs". I just did the sway bar links if anyone is interested in pics or details.)

Thanks guys.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:07 PM
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its nothin to special that alteast i have noticed other then takin alot of stuff off , and lucky me though i found out my head was warped and cracked so hopefully you dont have the fun problems like i do , other then that not to complicated just takes a while
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