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post #1 of 13 Old 03-25-2013, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Got the BAD NEWS today!

My heads are cracked and I need to buy a new set. Any suggestions? I am doing the work myself and sent them out to be magna fluxed and they came back cracked. Where is the best buy at in heads right now?

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Ive head people buy them from odessa or clearwater! sorry to hear about the news...


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A number have bought from Clearwater/Odessa. The price is right and no one is complaining, yet...

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Thanks guys! I have a price from South Houston Machine for $400+ $250 core plus $60 Shipping each for a total of $1420 for both. My question is what is considered a bad core. If they were good I would not be needing to buy new heads in the first place. Where do they draw the line?

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How and where are they cracked? Cracks around the exhaust valve seats are common with 6.0 heads. That you can have bored out and have hardened seats installed.

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I've got cracked cylinder heads also and trying to find some right now myself

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Clearwater seems to be a good choice. Did they tell you that the heads cannot be machined?

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That's what they told me, and by the time they would do the work it would cost as much as the reman's clearwater has without a warranty so I was figuring a warranty is better if I could even have them repaired for the same cost or possibly more

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I was also told that clearwater doesn't have any more of the new casting that they're all reman's but I've still heard nothing bad about the reman's

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I found some ATS Fire Ring Heads for $1700 for the pair, have ya'll heard anything on these heads in particular?

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