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Old September 3rd, 2014, 09:15 PM
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Need a head for 2.5NA diesel

I know that the Normal Aspirated diesel gets little respect here but the truth is, I like mine. It will do 75 mph (level, not uphill) and gets 24 mpg.

So, in trying to clean up some oil leaks, I pulled the head and sent it to a machine shop for inspection. The bad news is I have a crack between a pair of intake and exhaust valves. Rats!

The shop manual clearly says this can't be repaired. Unless someone can convince me otherwise, I will trust this advice.

Who has a 2.5NA head for sale? (Including the valve cover.) I am on a major time constraint so I need to be fussy. It can't be warped and no cracks. At a minimum a machine shop needs to check it out.

Please give me a price including shipping to 85086 by September 16th.

Tomorrow I will call Safari HP and Rovers Down South. Who else should I shop with?

As much fun as an upgrade would be, I just don't have the time or money for an engine change.

Thanks,

Mike
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 09:32 PM
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I know that the Normal Aspirated diesel gets little respect here but the truth is, I like mine. It will do 75 mph (level, not uphill) and gets 24 mpg.

So, in trying to clean up some oil leaks, I pulled the head and sent it to a machine shop for inspection. The bad news is I have a crack between a pair of intake and exhaust valves. Rats!

The shop manual clearly says this can't be repaired. Unless someone can convince me otherwise, I will trust this advice.

Who has a 2.5NA head for sale? (Including the valve cover.) I am on a major time constraint so I need to be fussy. It can't be warped and no cracks. At a minimum a machine shop needs to check it out.

Please give me a price including shipping to 85086 by September 16th.

Tomorrow I will call Safari HP and Rovers Down South. Who else should I shop with?

As much fun as an upgrade would be, I just don't have the time or money for an engine change.

Thanks,

Mike
Did you check the for sale area first ? There was an entire engine posted there for best offer yesterday.
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 09:49 PM
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Did you check the for sale area first ? There was an entire engine posted there for best offer yesterday.
Sorry, because of my time constraints, I can't deal with a whole engine. Need to find a head that is ready to go.

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$1250 plus airfreight...
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 10:22 PM
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$1250 plus airfreight...
Thank you for the quote but out of my budget.

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Old September 3rd, 2014, 10:25 PM
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Thank you for the quote but out of my budget.

Mike
Figured you may want to know what a new one would run you.

We have a complete engine but not going to be pulled and for sale in your timeframe.

There should be a few ex-mod motors running around with moderate to low mileage heads available in the USA.
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I have a good used 2.5 NA head $850 plus shipping from Reno NV
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I have a good used 2.5 NA head $850 plus shipping from Reno NV
An entire running motor sells for $400ish.
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Old September 6th, 2014, 04:14 AM
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I have a good used 2.5 NA head $850 plus shipping from Reno NV
Thanks for the offer. While I'd like to keep my NA running a while longer, at some point it becomes a better value to put the money towards a 200Tdi.

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