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Old 08-16-2011, 03:15 PM
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Blown Head Gasket

I read in the service book that the heads are not supposed to be machined. Wondeering if any one has done it. Haven't had them check to see if they are cracked or warped, dont think that will be an issue, but if it can be done would think there would be power to be gained by machining. Is there a clearance issue or already at peak compression? Putting it back to gether with oem bolts and gasket kit. Its leaking into the coolant and small dribble down the block.
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:02 AM
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I would leave the heads alone unless if they need work. If you want more power then leave the compression the same and go with better turbo and injectors.

I would upgrade the bolts while they're out.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:07 PM
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heard about the 910 springs, would they be somthing to consider? got 3"dp, 4" straight and cai. plan on ts and injectors later. what other things should i look into while the heads are off? studs would be great, but dont have the cash.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:02 PM
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910s only if your running 40psi + they need to be installed with a height of 1.780" they sell shims, you can also do a 3angle valve job if youd like.
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U can just drop the 910s in with a .030 shim under it some guys drop them in with no shims no problems. the right way so u dont blow a gasket again would be a nice cometic gasket set, arps and the 910 springs. perfect setup. those springs will help so u dont get valve float at high rpms with injectors. thats my 2cents
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:09 PM
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Know any good shops around ann arbor mich to get the heads checked? back to the machining issue, can the heads be machined for flatness?

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