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Old 28 Nov 2012, 12:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Head Gasket Failure/Rebuild Questions

Right... think the head gasket has gone on my 2003 UK WRX... having it pressure tested and sniff tested tomorrow for absolute 100% diagnosis.

The real question I've got is about the cost of rebuilding/repairing it. My local specialist wants about 1100 to replace the head gaskets and in excess of 2500 for a full rebuild - which could be a sensible option, seeing as the block has got to come out anyway, don't want the bottom end going in 6 months time!

Been doing some searching online and Eclipse Performance in Sunderland will do a rebuild for 1500 inc VAT... this seems like an amazing price?! Check out the link below:

Subaru Engine rebuilds Sunderland | Head Gasket North East | Impreza Engine Rebuild North East

Anyone had work done by them before?

Cos shelling out 1500 (plus the cost of maching the head if warped I suppose and getting the car there) seems pretty damned reasonable to me.
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Re: Head Gasket Failure/Rebuild Questions

have you rang API yet ?
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Re: Head Gasket Failure/Rebuild Questions

I have not tried API yet... the sniff/pressure test today showed that the HG has failed. Coupled with that it also started knocking when we briefly turned it over (not done that before) so I'm thinking the big end bearings are f**cked too!!

What about a "new" second hand engine? That would be a cheaper option and get me out of a hole??
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Re: Head Gasket Failure/Rebuild Questions

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Right... think the head gasket has gone on my 2003 UK WRX... having it pressure tested and sniff tested tomorrow for absolute 100% diagnosis.

The real question I've got is about the cost of rebuilding/repairing it. My local specialist wants about 1100 to replace the head gaskets and in excess of 2500 for a full rebuild - which could be a sensible option, seeing as the block has got to come out anyway, don't want the bottom end going in 6 months time!

Been doing some searching online and Eclipse Performance in Sunderland will do a rebuild for 1500 inc VAT... this seems like an amazing price?! Check out the link below:

Subaru Engine rebuilds Sunderland | Head Gasket North East | Impreza Engine Rebuild North East

Anyone had work done by them before?

Cos shelling out 1500 (plus the cost of maching the head if warped I suppose and getting the car there) seems pretty damned reasonable to me.

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I just wasted 1400 on Eclipse doing clutch, flywheel and timing belt. Lasted 8 weeks. They also were tasked with replacing transmission fluid (filled below minimum) tyres (all pressures all over the place) and probably damaged the bell-housing while they were at it.

I would steer well clear - and check out other site and search for 'de-eclipse' as another story from another really unhappy guy.


Try AS Performance in Chester-Le-Street
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