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Old 01-31-2007, 04:35 PM   #31
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thanks joshua, thats exactly what i wanted to hear... unless marty has other plans...

ill get the head planed for $35-40 tomorrow and get the new gaskets tonight
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:40 PM   #32
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change the oil at least twice after you get it back together..you might be ok. We are looking at the same situation as if you had an L36 bonneville and had a UIM failure. You might be good to go for a while.
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thanks joshua, thats exactly what i wanted to hear... unless marty has other plans...

ill get the head planed for $35-40 tomorrow and get the new gaskets tonight
That should keep the motor happy for a while

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Old 01-31-2007, 05:04 PM   #34
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i called the mopor dealer in town.. they wanted over $100 for the head gasket kit.. i didnt even get to the timing belt before i hung up... my van will learn to like felpro
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:18 PM   #35
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don't use Fel-Pro! i've never used one but that'* only because of all the horrible feedback i've read on turbododge.com about them. but then again they might be ok in NA applications? fwiw, fwdperformance.com sells:

Mopar head gasket - $23

set of Mopar Performance head bolts - $26

Mopar timing belt - $23
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:16 PM   #36
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this van only has to last until summer, and i need to get it back on the road... i cant wait for stuff to be shipped to me

i really appreciate the warnings though
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:27 PM   #37
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I used all felpro stuff in my 2.4 wrangler and never had any trouble with them. it went wheelin just fine.
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Agreed.. I have 6 years on my 91 Bonnie with Felpro gaskets... I feel felpro is fine for what Haro wants..

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i use FelPro head gaskets on my Turbo Cutlass and it'* just fine. it'* the TD'* i wouldn't use FelPro head gasket on for a NA application i'm sure it'll be fine.
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the head is warped beyong repair... the machine shop said it has had work on it before, they could see the weld marks... so it was probably shaved .0010" then, and they said it was warped .0011" now.. so its beyond fixing...

so.. now i either find a good head or a used motor.. 2.5 or 2.5T

or get another beater all together... however, im kinda partial to this thing

gf'* parents have a 73 lasabre for $500 i could scoop
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