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    Quote Originally Posted by ripcuda View Post
    My experience with blown headgaskets have been from pretty good overheats. In my case, I even had to have my head mating surface cleaned up about 10-thou to get back to flat. Luckily I didn't warp the cylinders... probably helped they were sleeved.
    What caused the overheat on your rebuilt motor??


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    Quote Originally Posted by HiPeRcO View Post
    What caused the overheat on your rebuilt motor??
    I didn't say it was mine.

    But let's just say... if you put the headgasket on backwards... it fits!

    Cheers!

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    I am surprised that the compression numbers looked fine (128/130), even though the head gasket is blown. Did you take the measurements yourself?
    Yes, I took both compression and leak down measurements myself.

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    I don't think I will be breaking out any thousands for this machine. It will be getting parted out most likely, unless someone wants to buy it whole for what I have into it.

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    location?

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    As I have worked on my machine (without claiming victory yet), I've grown more comfortable with the idea of an engine pull (not that I have a burning desire to though!) I understand that the tricky part of a head gasket replacement (once the motor is pulled, also a chore but mankind has done it many times) is separating the timing chain without dropping it into the motor. To part it out you'll have to pull the motor anyway...and I think its a stretch to get $1000-$1500 back in parts quickly. To just do the head gasket won't cost a lot of money, just a lot of time. If you decide to tackle it, ripcuda and hill* are great support resources here. Good luck!

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    You might also check with Ingles Performance in Phoenix NY, I hear they work on Weber motors. If they could do the job for less than $1K, it might be worth it.

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    Yep, we are on the same page. I am pulling the motor out regardless, if i part it or if I rebuild it. If I feel the motor is worthy of a rebuild when its on the bench I will put the money into it, otherwise I will bail on this project.

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    Conesus, NY. The ski was a fresh water machine from New Hampshire.

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    Tell them it's for a polaris FST snow sled. If they think it's a sled they will take the job but if they find out its a pwc might not.

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