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Old 06-22-2008, 09:10 PM
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Default Head Gasket Replacement

I replaced my timing chain last year. Now I fear that my head gasket has gone south and needs to be replaced. I was told this could happen and I should do it all at once, but I didn't have the time or money then to do it all. Now I don't have the time/willingness but I have the money to pay someone else to do it. Especially after reading THIS THREAD am I convinced that I don't want to do this myself. I just want to get a quote from someone, pay them to do it, drop it off and pick it up. Done. Easy. Doing the head gasket on the 40 is one thing, but the 22R-E is a different story that I don't want to deal with.

So having said that, post up some reputable shops that you would feel comfortable sending your 22R-E to to get the work done and not end up costing a fortune.

The reason I think it's on its way out is because I am losing coolant slowly. Like the overflow bottle will be empty in about a week of DD service. It looks to me like there is white smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe, very faint, but there. I don't smell the sweetness of coolant though, no leaks that I can see in my engine bay, no overheating problems. I'm afraid that if I have a small hole then my head is getting eroded with combustion gases and that's going to cost a lot more time and $$.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:21 PM
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Robbie would do it. He won't be back from Nevada for a week or so.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:31 PM
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Squishy will do it too. Your choice.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:35 PM
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:38 PM
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I talked with Squishy! - timing may not work out right now.

We'll see what the timeline looks like, but I would feel with sooner rather than later. Evrgrnmtnman - why would you trust Jesse? I don't know him. I know Robbie and Squishy!
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:47 PM
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Joe Calleja at CTS would do it. Also maybe Ben Ashcraft.
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Well, let' see. .....He put a 22RE in my 88, 2 heads, no leaks, great customer service, he specializes in 22RE's, does this day in and day out. He got a shop right by the Fairgrounds....and other people in Rising Sun have used him. I think Carey just had a engine installed by Jesse. .......other than that, can't think of anything. Oh, great guy to work with.
Oh yea, and his rates are reasonable!
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Joe Calleja at CTS would do it.
X2 on Joe Calleja at CTS. I know of no one on the face of the earth who knows more about 22REs than he does. He did my daughter's because I didn't have time (was a week before a Cruise Moab), and fixed a bunch of stuff "while he was in there" and didn't charge extra for it.
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Old 06-24-2008, 05:22 PM
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I decided being able to work on your own vehicle can be a curse. I heard the price to have someone else do it, and though it was about what I expected I hoped by some stroke of magic that it wouldn't be that much. How do people afford to own cars? I guess they never make it to 200,000 miles where this service stuff comes up. So I stopped by Burt and picked up an OEM gasket etc. and I'm going to get an engnbldr kit and maybe this Friday tear into it, have it back together by mid-next week. sigh

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I decided being able to work on your own vehicle can be a curse. I heard the price to have someone else do it, and though it was about what I expected I hoped by some stroke of magic that it wouldn't be that much. How do people afford to own cars? I guess they never make it to 200,000 miles where this service stuff comes up. So I stopped by Burt and picked up an OEM gasket etc. and I'm going to get an engnbldr kit and maybe this Friday tear into it, have it back together by mid-next week. sigh

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LOL!

When I was young and couldn't afford to put my truck in a shop, I did my own work. Then when I got older and made more money and (thought) that my time was worth more than theirs and could afford it, I used shops. After many episodes of shop repairs not being up to snuff, I pulled it back in for quality control, and the satisfaction of doing myself. Priceless.

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