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Old 01-07-2011, 08:59 PM
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enough said. im crying like a baby righ tnow.
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I'm glad you sent me the picture of the oil leak brother. Yeah man, thats not the valve covers thats the head gasket leaking oil. Research your options but if you need we can change the gasket here in my garage. If the head is warped, a local machine shop will resurface it for $75.00

Here is a thread from when I changed out my head gaskets and went to cometics.
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Dude thunder that sucks man hope you get everything done cheap.
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Ive had a few cold ones tonight! Ill cry for you too!

My transmission is slipping. My life may be over next .... cause Im broke!

Hope everything works out man!
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jesus christ that is rough! sorry to hear dude, i have alot going wrong too, i have a front crank seal i need to tear into soon , and my valves need redone as well so i am in the same boat almost
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A blown head gasket is no big deal if you know how to change it. Will cost about 100$ in parts and take us about 14 hours. Might be an additional $75 if the head is warped and needs to be machined.

He will need a new head gasket.
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...4_171707_6229_
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A blown head gasket is no big deal if you know how to change it. Will cost about 100$ in parts and take us about 14 hours. Might be an additional $75 if the head is warped and needs to be machined.

He will need a new head gasket.
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...4_171707_6229_
Head Bolt set
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...84_93225_4014_
Hylomar spray.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Hylom...#ht_1866wt_939

Everyone makes head gaskets seem like the end of the world. I seen trucks on Craigs go for dirt cheap due to head gaskets failing. These motors are so easy to rip down you can fix this in one after noon and have it all back together in time to watch a movie with the girl. I tore my whole motor down in one night, rebuilt it and then tore it all back down again to change the cam, and some other things, and rebuilt it again. I know most of the nut/bolt sizes for everyhting in the bay now. lol.

But yeah its no big deal really. I wouldn't sweat it.
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thunder although this does suck, you're lucky to have Blown there to help you, really lucky.
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Ive had a few cold ones tonight! Ill cry for you too!

My transmission is slipping. My life may be over next .... cause Im broke!

Hope everything works out man!
You should still have lots of time I've put almost 20k on mine since its started slipping lol
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