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balagast
06-06-2007, 02:04 PM
So ... I'm now not selling my 93 grey GT, or at least not now. I am replacing the cylinder head, b/c it has a crack and is leaking oil, and what I would like to know is what else everyone suggests replacing while I have the head off of the car. I am tempted to do the piston rings and or pistons, but i have never done any of that before.

All and any input here would be appreciated, Thanks!!

hobbie2k
06-06-2007, 02:23 PM
Pistons and rings wouldn't be possible with just a head removal, that full bottom-end work and you would basically be rebuilding the engine.

I'd recommend replacing the timing belt since you'll have to take it off anyway, also the water pump while you're at it. With your new head, make sure it's got new valve seals and that the springs and valves are all good and straight. You might want to consider some minor top-end mods since you'll have it off anyway, such as cams, maybe porting (dunno how much that costs). And then get a good head gasket.

You might also want to consider getting a better intake manifold and header since they'll be off as well...