AO Silver Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: United Kingdom
County: Perth and Kinross
Re: All 16 valves gone?!? Do I need new bottom end?
Like Smacky says, new shells will be required. You could get these from any auto machine shop or engineering workshop. I would also skim the new head flat. If it has any imperfections (they all do after many thousand miles), return it to flat to minimise the chances of future head gasket issues. For the £30 or so, it is worth it. It could still allow you to spend less than £100 on engineering labour, £70 on a head set and perhaps another £200 on belts and pulleys and variator. Finsih off with an oil and coolant change (use the red 5 year OAT stuff), and check your radiator first as they are not a quality component (assuming your car has A/C).
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