« on: September 13, 2007, 07:41:07 AM »
If you do decide to remove the head, a skim costs around £40 - but the head needs to be bare with everything removed, and you will need to clean it up carefully afterwards. Obviously this is much cheaper than a reconditioned one. Naturally you'll need new gaskets and bolts plus a timing belt, together with valve stem seals, and its worth lapping the valves in afterwards...although the seats are so hard you'll be really just cleaning them up. An exchange head could bolt straight on, but the last one I did was £400 plus...but the old one was cracked! With a scrap yard head you run the risk of it needing a skim anyway.
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