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Old 21 Jan 2012, 02:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi everyone
after the disaster of buying my 1st scooby and finding the heads were cracked(stitched right up)im now going to pull the engine out and whip it apart.being a mechanic for 20 years and not ever worked on a scooby all looks quite simple.BUT! im looking at getting 2 second hand heads that are of good quality,but will have them pressure tested and skimmed.how do i determine what thickness head gasket to put back on?can someone help please .
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Old 22 Jan 2012, 04:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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depends how much you skim off bud get cometic gaskets the do a few sizes just tell them what you had skimmed off
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Old 22 Jan 2012, 04:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: re build

I have a pair of heads of a wrx if there of any use.
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Old 23 Jan 2012, 09:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have a pair of heads of a wrx if there of any use.
thats good to know,thanks bug-eye bob
what kind of money would you want for them? are they skimmed,pressure tested etc? what was wrong with the engine to take em off? what miles have they covered? where abouts are you? im in kent. like i say im gonna pull the engine out 1st to see whats up,i realy think its a cracked head tho or 2.its ok when its cold,when it gets warm the coolant bubbles and smells of petrol.it still drives
but after a while it pushes the coolant into the expansion bottle and heaters go cold.
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Old 23 Jan 2012, 10:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Could just be headgaskets fella
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Old 23 Jan 2012, 08:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Could just be headgaskets fella
think its a bit more than gaskets mate,but will be a result if it is .
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