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Old 03-09-2010, 11:51 AM
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Default Re: Head gasket replaced , now problems

ok i have a question to ask you guys , ive been getting prices on rebuilding my head or getting another one , i just got a price on a brand new head that is $350 , is that a good price , is it just ok or what , i just wanted other opinions before i decide what im going to do , i looked at it and now i see what you guys meant i found the prices to rebuild mine were like only $30 cheaper then buying this brand new one from this guy , so its stupid not to , then i dont have to do the valve job or new stem seals and shit
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:32 PM
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Default Re: Head gasket replaced , now problems

the belt cover is 2 pieces, the front and a back, the belt and time gears have to come off to get the back one fulloy off.

you do not need to pull the back one fully off.

yes $300-$350 is a fair price on a fully rebuilt head with cam and followers
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:46 PM
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$350 is not a rebuild one , i was told its a brand new , never used or rebuilt , as far as the back if i got it right there is another belt towards the back near the firewall , or am i able just to pull up the head enough and angle it out to get the front first

I didnt know if when i get a new head , if i could get anything for certain parts , like if i could get anything for my camshaft because i believe its still good

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Old 03-09-2010, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: Head gasket replaced , now problems

I doubt it is "new" it will be a reman head, ford hasnt made castings for years....

no there is no belt at the back of the head....
yes you may be able to sell the rollor cam and followers for anywhere from $25.00 to $100 depending who wants it and what your willing to take....
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:37 PM
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Default Re: Head gasket replaced , now problems

Well im getting then a newer head a non cracked one with all new parts for the $350 , so probably im gonna do that because then like i said i dont have to replace my valve stem seals or do a valve job ect


ok , so what do you mean about front and back then , like i said i got the timing belt off around the gear that the camshaft is connected to , so were do you mean the back of it , and so does that mean now i just take it out somehow considerin how heavy it it
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:58 PM
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Default Re: Head gasket replaced , now problems

when you mean front and back are you referring near the timing belt , once again , unless i stand up in the truck to take it out , it wont budge , that why i didnt know if i missed something or its just the full dead weight of the head
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:02 AM
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Default Re: Head gasket replaced , now problems

at the front of the engine, on either side of the time belt....

the head is heavy... head with lower intake still on is about 90lbs...

it would be helpfull if you could post some pics, of the front, and both sides
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:31 PM
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ok , ill take some pics in the morning then post them up

i got some new info on prices for another head , the guy for $350 assured me that the cylinder head was brand new with a 90 day guarentee i know it seemes hard to believe but thats what a few different people from the company told me , or there another head that is closer to were i live which is a rebuilt head for $325 and the nice thing about this second one is its closer and it had a 2 year warrenty on the head

So what do you guys this , brand new $350 with 90 day warrenty
Or , rebuilt $325 with 2 year warrenty

Im thinkin more in the rebuilt one for both a little cheaper and longer warrenty but i wanted other opinions
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:50 AM
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Default Re: Head gasket replaced , now problems

send me the number for the "new" head.. Id like to call and talk to them...

the warrenty really dosnt matter.. you will know with in the first 3 mins of fire up if the head is good or bad.....

you run hot and crack the head.. no warrenty... you wipe the cam out no warrenty
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:15 AM
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Default Re: Head gasket replaced , now problems

they didnt give me a number for the "new" head , i do have the number still , the company name is dover cylinder head of orlando, fl the number is 1 - 407 - 481 - 0088

So really like you said the warrenty doesnt matter , i called the place and of course exactly what you said unless the head cracks or something then they will cover it

Im not sure now what to do rebuilt or suposedly "new" , this might sound dumb but why would it matter the difference in getting either one because the rebuilt one , there giving my a rebuilt head and not rebuilding mine , so techinally i know new is better then rebuilt , but in this case im not sure i mean i would like to save money but wonder if the different of like $25 is the difference of good and shit

update as far as the crack its 4 inches long and its near the front valve port
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:13 AM
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i know this is local by me , but they sell stuff online as well as local , has anyone heard of a company called "clearwater cylinder head" , thats the company with the head for $325 , ive heard of them before from online but didnt know if anyone else has had experience with this company and was it good or bad
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:13 PM
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Default Re: Head gasket replaced , now problems

ok.. I just called Dover, I have been getting heads from them for years.... they are a good company to deal with. ( I talked to the one in orlando first, then called my "local" one in Panama city)


the "new head" is a new casting, the 7mm stem valves with the small springs. so thats not a bad deal. is yours the small stem (7mm) or the .343 stem head?
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:29 PM
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Default Re: Head gasket replaced , now problems

im not sure what the stem is on mine , so what do you think , new head or rebuilt , is there going to be much of a difference if the one that is going to be rebuilt is "like new" , the one thing i dont like about the dover cylinder head is they want $175 down when i tell them i want the head

Im just not sure , new $350 or like new $325
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:56 PM
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Default Re: Head gasket replaced , now problems

well if the rebuilt one has been resurfaced you will get a little bit higher compression ratio
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:06 PM
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Default Re: Head gasket replaced , now problems

im assuming it will be resurfaced but im gonna double check, sorry might sound dumb but isnt that a good thing having a little higher compression ratio

So does it sound like i should get the rebuilt or get new , sorry been askin the same question a few times i just want to be sure before i spent over $300 and make sure im making the right choice
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