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Best place for head gasket replacement in Sacramento?
Posted 06 September 2016 - 11:00 AM
Posted 06 September 2016 - 02:00 PM
You can check with Gene Mcaffertys in Rocklin
They did some work on my P38 They can get pretty busy tough. I still say the best place is in your garage.
ha....I thought you had posted this question and I was going to say 'in your garage' as well.
Of course, I say this not having done a Rover head gasket myself.
If you're unsure about the gasket so far, you might try one of the combustion gas checkers. They test for combustion byproducts in the coolant, not the exhaust, but you'd like have an issue there as well.
'07 LR3 HSE/HD - slightly non-stock
'96 D1 - even more non-stock
Posted 09 September 2016 - 07:25 AM
The hardest ️bit is remembering where it all goes during reassembly. If you do it yourself - take plenty of pictures on disassembly , be methodical, and have a great system to storing your parts - there will be a lot! also allow way more time than you think! What really delayed me was AB did not have one specific head bolt! - waited 2 weeks for it to come in.
I can't recomend a good machine shop for re-conning the heads, as it was on the peninsular at that time (now moved to el dorado hills) - but that is worth doing as well. Got them cleaned, tested skimmed and valve seals replaced ($200). All in I think doing it myself cost about $500. With the amount of disassembly/assembly just to get there, plus cleaning time, I can see why this would get expensive at shop labor rates.
Only thing I could not be absolutely sure about was the condition of the block and if I had a liner issue when I started. - chance I took. All. Looked great - could still see the horn marks on the liners - not bad for 244k miles!
Edited by Timbo, 09 September 2016 - 07:52 AM.
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