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August 11, 2017, 10:44:17 AM
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dk

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So

The day I load the car on OLX she decides to blow a headgasket.

Apparently the block halves have warped.

Anybody have any suggestions?
New/Refurbished engine?
Go forged while the engine's open?
Current estimate is R20k to redo as is without new pistons or rods.

Might as well keep the fox xt and give it a heart of gold.
What have you done to yours?

His: 2005 XT Auto Silver
Hers: 2005 XS Auto Gold

August 11, 2017, 11:10:34 AM
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If you are going to keep her, then pop some forged pistons in and get the heads and block halves to the engineers.
Cracking the block is going to add quite a lot to your bill though. Are you sure it is the block halves and not just the heads that need work?
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August 11, 2017, 11:21:36 AM
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If you are going to keep her, then pop some forged pistons in and get the heads and block halves to the engineers.
Cracking the block is going to add quite a lot to your bill though. Are you sure it is the block halves and not just the heads that need work?

Car's currently at ScoobyWorx in Pomona - they're sure and willing to prove the halves have warped.
I know the car ran lean for a while so the pistons are going to be dirty - and might as well fix all the achille's heels while the block's out and open.
Their estimate of R20k includes the work on the block
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August 11, 2017, 11:23:53 AM
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Yup, ok. Then you need new bearings and pistons.
Then you got a built motor and can add a VF48 and an STi IC
And a tune?
Decat?
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August 11, 2017, 11:33:05 AM
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Yup, ok. Then you need new bearings and pistons.
Then you got a built motor and can add a VF48 and an STi IC
And a tune?
Decat?

Heading out to the workshop tomorrow to discuss all the lekke stuff.
For now the T4 and its fuel consumption is all I need.
STi IC - if I can find one - heard the chinese aftermarket ones are better?
Decat - has a bad little pipe attached to the turbo - still looking for a complete exhaust system/bellmouth downpipe.

There's a budget here lol
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August 11, 2017, 12:52:59 PM
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Yup, ok. Then you need new bearings and pistons.
Then you got a built motor and can add a VF48 and an STi IC
And a tune?
Decat?

Heading out to the workshop tomorrow to discuss all the lekke stuff.
For now the T4 and its fuel consumption is all I need.
STi IC - if I can find one - heard the chinese aftermarket ones are better?
Decat - has a bad little pipe attached to the turbo - still looking for a complete exhaust system/bellmouth downpipe.

There's a budget here lol

judging by the BIG grin in your profile pic, the budget is out of the window, mod the car (for safety reasons) and enjoy!! ;D 8)
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