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Hi everyone

I have a headgask leaking coolant and brought the heads to a good machine shop. The heads need surfacing at least.003 to remove gaskets gouges but the valves are currently recessed only .021. Spec is .025 minimum so I'll also need to have the valves recessed even withe grade C gaskets. Correct?

Costs:
--Pressure check $180. Passes but could there still be cracks that only leak when hot?
--Surfacing $180
--Recessing valves $400
--Valve guides $?

Since this will cost at least $760 would it make sense to just get new bare heads at $500 each and transfer all valves and springs?

Thanks!

05 LLY 240,000 light miles
 
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