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Old 08-31-2011, 10:39 PM   #68
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I have a spi with about 130,000km. I was thinking of changing the head to a reworked one....thought I seen them on ebay for $300ish. My engine JUST overheated so I guess now would be a good time! If the head is changed shouldn't the engine go for a long time?
I would do that for sure. Dont take the risk of putting that original head back on there. It probably got warped when it overheated so that's another reason to change it. They are notorious for dropping valve seats so a reworked head should have the valve seats replaced and fix the problem. Good luck
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