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Old 01-17-2007, 12:08 PM   #1
ooberdoob
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Question Would i be nuts to rebuild a pair of heads and put them on?

so i've got the knowledge to do it, and my current valvetrain sounds like it has marbles in it's harbls at 30*F and below, and there's always a light knock. it's been like that since shortly after i got the car, and i don't think it's a bad thing, it's just that my lifters need to be shimmed again... and ask me if i wanna do that...

at that point i'd rather put rebuilt heads on it and new head gaskets and never have to worry about a thing. that also means pulling the engine... and maybe i should wait till it's clutch time?

there's also the thought process of if it ain't broke, don't fix it...

whatty'all think?
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:31 PM   #2
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just depends on if you wanna pull the engine.. what i would is start collecting parts and once you have everything you need including a new clutch if you're gonna need one and do it all at once. but if you're cool with rebuilt heads drive your motor till it dies!
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:52 PM   #3
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Pull engine, put in EJ20G, PROFIT!
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Old 01-17-2007, 08:59 PM   #4
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i want to swap in a new LGT engine and a spec-b 6mt. pipe dreams. i'm gonna go outside in the 19 degrees and work on the car.
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:33 PM   #5
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Seriously. Wait until clutch time for sure.
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