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Old April 27th, 2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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So I picked up a car real cheap because it has a cracked head. Not knowing what else is wrong I went to the local U pull and found a car the same year, model, millage (150,xxx), etc and started to gain access to the head. Then I looked and the car is in perfect shape. 'No start' on the window. So the question. Do I grab that head or do I grab one from a car that has 80,000 more on the clock, but I know it was running when it came into the yard because both bags are blown.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 08:29 PM   #2
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Go for it.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 08:34 PM   #3
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Pull it and see what it looks like. There are a lot of reasons that a car won't start. Even if the motor is seized the head will probably still be good. Worst case is you find it is bad then have to take the other one off.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 08:39 PM   #4
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Buy both entire cars so then you can beat the he'll out of it and have a stockpile of parts.... Oh wait you said car not jeep. I almost always go for the lower milage parts especially if it's engine or transmission related.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 08:41 PM   #5
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get the one from the 150,000 mile car, i flipped a coin for ya.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 08:53 PM   #6
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The higher mileage one is actually a upgrade. The valves are different so it bumps up the compression. But then I have to rig the egr or something.

edit: Will do richie. When I grow up I want to be 1%ererrrrrrrer as cool as you.
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