re-manufactured cylinder head

What You Don’t Know About Cylinder Heads Might Cost You $$$ Not many car buyers possess the in-depth knowledge of car engine parts which, when used while buying a new car or truck, can save you a whole lot of trouble later on. And money, don’t forget about the money you can save by knowing…

used cylinder head shipping

Don’t Pay Good Money For Scrap. When To Avoid Used Cylinder Heads. Used cylinder heads may be a good solution to your problem, let me give you an example of when they are not. A customer brought us a head for a 2000 Lexus LS400. The VVT (Variable Valve Timing) hub was broken, $300 our…

spark plugs

It Sounds Silly Until It Happens To Your Truck (Ford 5.4 Cylinder Heads) –  Spark Plug Blew Out of Cylinder Head Sounds silly until it happens to your truck. There is a problem with spark plugs just blowing out driving down the road. We’ll show you why. The picture above is a picture of the…

water in the oil

How a small mistake cost this shop owner 10’s of hours and hundreds of dollars! Since this happened this week, and it has happened probably half a dozen times before, I thought I’d mention it. Last month, a shop outside Orlando sent us a cylinder head saying it is cracked. After pressure testing it, I…

gm rocker arm thread damage

Rocker Arm Thread Damage This comes up so frequently that I would like to explain 2 easy fixes that exist for this situation. We have encountered so many people who try to fix these stripped bolt holes themselves and wind up not solving the problem. It is our experience that this usually is inexperience or…

milkshake

Water in The Oil Is A Real Problem for Older GM Vehicles – Can A Bad Intake Gasket Cause Water In The Oil? So can a bad intake gasket cause water in the oil? Not as much on the late models, but this is a real problem on the late 1990’s to the early 2000…

head bold repair kit

Buy a Manufacture Specific Head Bolt Repair Kit for $450 & Up or Use This Head Bold Thread Repair Method for About $90 We get a lot of calls from people who go to put their cylinder head(s) back on the engine (aluminum block) and the threads strip while trying to torque the head bolts….

jetta valves

Not Always, As You Will Soon See A gentleman brought us a 2001 VW Jetta, 2.0 Liter, SOHC 8 valve cylinder head that had broken a timing belt. As is usually the case, these heads normally bend 4 to 8 valves; this was no exception with 8 bent valves. We quoted the job as usual…

auto junkyard

Be Sure Your Cylinder Head Really Needs Replacing! This happened here at Southeast Cylinder Head today and it is easily avoidable (and unfortunately is becoming more and more common). Our customer, Earl S. had a “mechanic” check his engine on his 1999 pick up truck because it wasn’t running properly. This mechanic informed Earl the…

volkswagon cylinder heads

Audi & Volkswagen VW Cylinder Head Rebuild Tips As of this date (July 12, 2012) we are unable to find replacement valve guides in the BPY and BPG cylinder heads described above for a VW cylinder head rebuild or an Audi cylinder head rebuild. Our local dealer told us they don’t service them individually. Just…

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