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Old 03-17-2011, 11:16 AM   #8
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1998 SC2
Default Re: Head gasket removal technology

The hot tank will get rid of the gunk and dead gasket. The head has to be stripped down before tanking. For the 250 it will cost you I would let the shop grind the valves and replace the seals. A good shop will get the gaskets you need for the rebuild cheaper than you can buy them yourself. the shop will test both the head and block for cracks in the bargain. As you are doing an overhaul you can usually order all the parts you need to assemble the rebuilt engine. On the big scheme of things it is cheaper and easier to do this way. The basic disassembly and reassembly work you do. You get to disassemble the lifters and clean them out though. So you remove the cams, sensors, and lifters - the rest goes to the shop. High end bearing, Sealed Power pistons and rings bore and hone the block are usually things you buy through the shop.
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