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Old 09-05-2008, 02:45 AM   #21
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This guy may have something you need... If you have a 1.6L that is...

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Old 09-05-2008, 08:58 AM   #22
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This guy may have something you need... If you have a 1.6L that is...

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To bad its a short nose.
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:28 AM   #23
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Ok, when I replaced my blown headgasket the MAZDA gasket was a multi layer steel gasket, 3 layers. The Felpro one I replaced it with was also a 3 layer steel gasket. I don't see what's special about the FM one vs stock.
The FM MLS gasket is a Cometic MLS gasket for the 1.6. The stock 1.6 HG is not MLS nor are any of the aftermarket "cheapo" brands. I can't speak for 94-97 1.8 HG's but I do know that starting in 99 the stock gasket is a MLS gasket and all the aftermarket manufacturers followed suit.
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:46 AM   #24
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Ok, when I replaced my blown headgasket the MAZDA gasket was a multi layer steel gasket, 3 layers. The Felpro one I replaced it with was also a 3 layer steel gasket. I don't see what's special about the FM one vs stock.
Pat, the 1.6 oe gasket is composite. The only 1.6 mls gasket I am aware of is retailed through FM. Personally, I would pony up and get the mls gasket. <edit>damn, guess I should have read all the replies before posting.
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:54 AM   #25
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I see you posted on m.net...great help you got
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:04 AM   #26
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I see you posted on m.net...great help you got

One of the reasons I only post there in the Water Cooler or Pricing anymore. All tech questions here...
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:15 AM   #27
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So should I even bother with using this block? should i source another one? or should rebuild this one?
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:26 AM   #28
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Check the block to make sure it's ok. If it is then just do an OEM rebuild or mild build.
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If I were in your shoes, I would prob consider this...
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Check the block to make sure it's ok. If it is then just do an OEM rebuild or mild build.

What do you mean check the block?
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:27 AM   #31
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If I were in your shoes, I would prob consider this...
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Me no wants a 1.8
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:30 AM   #32
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What do you mean check the block?
Make sure it didn't warp somehow, I know it's iron and not likely but I just like being safe. Lay a straight edge on it and check it with feeler gauges.
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:47 AM   #33
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hypothetically speaking, what would one expect to pay in labor for a rebuild.

Complete rebuild kit from Performance auto parts is $326.70
Rods from M-tuned $399.00
Head refresh was gonna be $130 will obviously need more work now $??
Labor????

Someone tell me to just rebuild the head and slap it back together please. lol
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:51 AM   #34
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Phil, call Sebastien. He just did a full on race build for an old buddy of ours.
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:03 AM   #35
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I'd definitely look to a used engine from one of the guys that import pulled, low mileage engines from Japan before thinking of rebuilding. Local guy sells them for 6~700 complete. Pull off the parts you don't need as spares.


http://www.jdmenginesinc.com/shop/


They don't list their whole inventory, you need to call or have someone vist for you.

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One of the reasons I only post there in the Water Cooler or Pricing anymore. All tech questions here...

I had Gary remove my access from the Water Cooler, I never have to see all the stupid political posts ever again.
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if it were me....i'd get a new head (or fix & work this one) and slap it back on with a new HG.
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Complete rebuild kit from Performance auto parts is $326.70
Rods from M-tuned $399.00
Rebuild the spare head that I have so I dont have to mess with having valve seats replaced. $130
Block labor $300
Now lets talk Pistons. What do you suggest? Oem coated pistons or some after market pistons?
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I had Gary remove my access from the Water Cooler, I never have to see all the stupid political posts ever again.
You conservatives are all alike
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if it were me....i'd get a new head (or fix & work this one) and slap it back on with a new HG.
Thats what i would love to do. Id just hate to have to pull it all again because the bearings went from having water in there.
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