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First I will preface this by saying that based on my recent experience i will not have anyone touch my head without extensive prior experience with 2002 heads. So being in that I live in Japan I will have to pay for shipping.


1. How much is a head at the dealer with the cca discount?

2. Are the new heads new or factory rebuilt?

2a. If they are rebuilt are the guides replaced? (I am assuming that all of the other parts are new?)

2b. do they come with viton seals or old style ones? Which are better?

3. does the dealer require a core charge?

4. My current head has a problem with the guides moving all over the place- might this indicate that the guide bores (bores in the aluminum for the guides themselves are to big rendering the head unuasable?

Honestly I am leaning toward the rebuild option- My head has new rockers, shafts, cam valves etc and it would be a shame to waste that. Plus the money thing is tough right now.

However the factory head is appealing in that it would take less time- and it has been a long time since I had this car on the road.

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URL: http://www.terrytinney.com/

I would consider having the work done at this place. Is it an e-12? That was the original head. THe thing is that the head I have has all new hardware. I could send the hardware to whatever shop I suppose. Do you know of any local places that could do an excellent job on it?

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