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Old January 27th, 2016, 08:54 PM
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Head gasket replacement checklist

Used the awesome Google search page (from josh) and found a ton of info on the topic of head gasket replacement.

I bought the composit kit with head bolts from AB and it arrived today.

Tomorrow the heavy work begins and I'm I just to confirm what things I need to look out for.

Sounds like having the heads skimmed should be done, but what else?

I'm not looking to overhaul everything and make this a bigger project than it has to, but if there are things that should be done, I plan on making the most of this project.
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Old January 27th, 2016, 09:02 PM
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what engine? skim, oil seals, retainers/springs were on my list last summer. make sure you use an angle gauge when you tighten everything down. l
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Old January 27th, 2016, 09:10 PM
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I have the heads hot tanked (its more of a washing machine than a tank), a valve job done, new guide seals installed, springs shimmed as necessary, and the heads skimmed as required to be perfectly flat. Not sure what retail $ is but my b2b price is $160 cash for a pair of rover v8 heads.
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That's a righteous price.
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I have the heads hot tanked (its more of a washing machine than a tank), a valve job done, new guide seals installed, springs shimmed as necessary, and the heads skimmed as required to be perfectly flat. Not sure what retail $ is but my b2b price is $160 cash for a pair of rover v8 heads.

Pardon my ignorance but as this is my first rodeo on this repair, can a single machine/engine shop typically handle all of that?
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Pardon my ignorance but as this is my first rodeo on this repair, can a single machine/engine shop typically handle all of that?
Yup. That's what they do.
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That is a good price. I paid $350 for the pair two months ago from a well regarded shop in Tampa. They also pressure tested.
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