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head gasket

11-07-2008, 12:27 PM
We have torn own to the head because of an obvious leak. I am looking for any recommendations of what to replace while in that deep. It is a 96 with 187,000. My plan is timing chain, belts, water pump, all gaskets of course, and A thermostat. any suggestions? Also anyone know of the approx cost of replacing a cracked head or cost of machining it?

11-08-2008, 10:19 AM
have the head checked 1st, to see if it's rebuildable, if it is, have a valve job done and the head surfaced,
if the heads not rebuildable, then a replacement head is in order, the quick price check at, shows a price of approx $1108.99 (inc. $175 core charge)
good luck with your repairs
Rick, Ore

11-16-2008, 09:16 PM
i was doin my transfer case motor today and noticed some antifreeze comin from the top of my transmission and leaking on my exhaust pipe. all my hoses are fine no leaks anywhere. cant really see the back of the block but could this be a head gasket? i dont see any water in my oil. isnt the heater core, any ideas?

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