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Old 03-11-2010, 01:22 PM
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Default Re: Head gasket replaced , now problems

to save a few bucks, since you have a rolloer cam, see if it would be cheaper if you got the head with out cam followere and HLA, then you can just swap in the parts from your old head. My local dover said it would save about $50, and you would save a few $$ on shipping due to less weight

to find out if you have the 7mm stem or if you have the .343... pop one of the followers off.. wedge a long n strong screwdriver between the cam and on top the spring and press the vlave down and the follower will pop off, then take an 8mm socket. if it slides over the valve tip you have the 7mm valve.. if it will not go over then you have you .343 stem

also if the body of the follower looks to be stamped steel, then its 7mm if the body of the follower is cast then you have the .343
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:35 PM
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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
yeah that was my point you want a little higher compression, im sure that it is resurfaced, if its not then dont bother with it. as far as which one to get that could go either way, if the rebuilt one is done right you will end up with a little more power but then agian it had to be rebuilt for a reason you dont know how hot the head has got it the past. and with a new one and you know its a new casting
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:58 PM
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bama.. this is true, you do not know what the history is on the reman head, alot of times the heads have been cracked repaired, I am not a big fan of that, and very seldom do I use a cracked repaired head.

any reman head should be surfaced, a skim cut, just enough to give it a new head gasket surface. along with a valve job, and in the case of the 2.3 new cam bearings
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:08 PM
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ok well now i found another local guy that could use some of the parts i have and swap it to rebuilt and do it all for $300 with warrenty , i see what you guys mean you never know , but im not sure , it would be nice saving any money i can

should i really be worried with the fact of rebuilt , i looked at this companys reviews and most of them are very good , so im still not sure , i mean if they rebuild the head correctly then i shouldnt have problems but when i got the replacement head i wouldnt know if it was rebuilt correctly or not until i put it back in my truck


either way im gonna make the decision in the next week and finally make some progress and mabye finally have a working vehicle again , hoping it will be before my birthday almost been a month and a half since its happened
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:52 AM
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I rebuild heads every day.. its my job... as long as the guy has some common sence.. the rebuilt will be just fine.. do not be afraid to ask if it is a crack repaired head.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:40 PM
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yeah i definitly am gonna ask every question i possibly can to help me make my choice , either way like i said im gettin the head soon , im thinkin ill probably just go with the rebuild its still $50 cheaper

Ill let you know how it goes once i got the rebuild head , hopefully it goes well and i can actually drive the thing again and then work on cosmetic stuff finally after im sure i have no more mechanical problems

Thanks for all your help bogus and bama , it helped alot and with that actually get it running hopefully soon
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:31 PM
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btw... do yourself a favor, if you can.. try to find a set of the old school head bolts at the pick and pull they will have 12point heads, and are reusable... if they are 6point they are TTY and have to be replaced.. look at the older 2.3 in the junk yard and see if you can find a decent set.

as long as the shaft of the boult is not pitted you will be golden
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:18 PM
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Well i found an old friend of mine who used to own his own shop and i had him look at the truck and he told me other then needed a new cylinder head its probably best just to get a whole new engine for $500 because one of my pistons are bad , my brake master cylinder is leaking , there is something wrong with the block aswell

Im really sad and frustrated trying to decide what to do he told me he can do the job $500 for engine and $300 labor to install

What im trying to decide is , is it worth it to do this , i like rangers but im just not knowing what to do , or how tough is it to take out the engine myself

Is taking the engine out of the truck just unbolting the engine mounts and disconnecting the tranny from the axel , i was told if i ever had to take the engine out its easier to take it out with the tranny

What im wonder is it even possible to do this myself , so i can save myself some money or is it a big pain in the ass to do the job , and what do you guys think replace the engine or just junk the truck and try to find another cheap one , or if i did i rebuild on it like buy a kit would that be any cheaper or probably not

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Old 03-16-2010, 08:58 AM
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no it will not be cheaper to build an engine.. get the JY and make sure it has a warrenty on it at a min a 90 day, as your friend if you can help/ learn how to do the swap

you will be 800-1000 into it, doubt you can replace it for that.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:59 AM
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well i just got a price with engine with a warrenty and installed for $800 totally

But i was wondering how difficult it is to put it in , to hopefully save money
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:44 PM
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its not too bad, but since you have had issues with just pulling the head... you would be better off having someone with you that Knows what they are doing, or that will "hold your hand " while you do it.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:00 PM
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well how hard exactly is it to take out , like what exactly do i need to do

Is there any special tools i need or something , considering im down to the block how much harder would it be to pull it out

Anyone got any step by step way to take the engine out and put a new one in
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:40 AM
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you will have to undo the bell housing bolts, drop the starter, pull the rad, engine mounts.. if your a 5 speed, you need support the trans then you can pop the engine out.. if your an auto trans, then you have to remove the torque converter nuts
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:25 PM
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well it seems like im not meant to keep this truck or something , because now they guy is saying to me that the master break cylinder, and clutch are both going bad

im really getting frustrated now because things were fine and now getting farther into the truck we are finding more problems , so im not sure anymore what to do , i was told to now fix the added problems on top of gettin the motor looking now at $1,000

any suggestions on what to do
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:24 PM
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fix it, or junk it... that your 2 choices....

doubt you eill be able to replace the truck for $1000 tho
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