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engine vs. head gasket.

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by drumboy77, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Jul 28, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    drumboy77

    drumboy77 [OP] New Member

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    Yes, on a 1994 over 200k miles. Just thinking if I should go with head gasket replacement or a used engine. Please give me an advice. V6 3.0L
     
  2. Jul 28, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    Yoytoda

    Yoytoda The Little Truck That Could

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    what wrong with it? If its still running i say neither
     
  3. Jul 28, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    ktmrider

    ktmrider Senior Member

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    Im assuming the gasket has gone and hes deciding what option to do.


    I say 3.4 swap to get rid of the 3.slow
     
  4. Jul 28, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    Yoytoda

    Yoytoda The Little Truck That Could

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    lol i know im just messing. Thread/ Post is a bit abstract/ missing a reason for service
     
  5. Jul 28, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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    AKTacoma

    AKTacoma Dedicated Crew Chief

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    I recently had my head gasket replaced, I have the 3.4L V6. I had a shop do it though, with new head gaskets, mater pump, timing belt, valve shim kit, it was about $1800. I also had to replace the thermostat and fan clutch right after. But I did that because I was moving and didn't have the money nor the time for a new motor.
     
  6. Jul 29, 2010 at 5:03 AM
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    skytower

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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    With used engines, you're just buying someone else's headache. You can't tell how they run or how they were run.
    Get a quality rebuild or do it yourself.
     
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