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Old September 12th   #1
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Head Resurfacing ???

I might have a blown head gasket on my daily driver-
a 2001 Toyota Tacoma.

Does anyone know a shop that can resurface my head
quickly, expertly, and affordable
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I know that is a lot to ask but I have to
have my work ride or no cash flow.

I was just starting negotiations with Munchie for
a back up vehicle repair- now this happened unexpectantly.
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Old September 12th   #2
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I don't have an opinion personally, but I have recently seen some bad reviews posted about this shop:

http://www.hsvracing.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=49371
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I don't have an opinion personally, but I have recently seen some bad reviews posted about this shop:

http://www.hsvracing.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=49371
x2. That's one of many bad review's.
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I'm not on Hsv Racing.com

so could one of you msg me the name of the shop?

Please make sure you say DONT GO to this one.
(Thanks for the heads up.)


Still looking for a good one.
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Southern Cylinder Head was the shop in that review.
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I had R&R do the head on my neon. The work was top notch and fairly affordable.

Don't tell them you are not in a rush though...

They actually did all of the machine work on a rebuild for me - it took a while but it all worked out in the end. In their defense, I never really pushed them on getting it back fast.
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R&R does great work but your right they take FOREVER.

I've always used Dennis Mitchel for machine work but never ask him to resurface a head. He's pretty much the man. I think it'd be worth a call.

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I recommend R&R as well. They did work on my old 302 block and crank, that I eventually blew up 1 week later. Overall I think it took them a week for me.

I also agree with not telling them you are not in a rush. My grandfather did that and waited a couple months I believe for his parts.

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I also have had a good experience with R&R. They did my 302 head that had a stuck valve.
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I might not need it

I might have got off easy this time (for now).
I will be constantly checking my coolant to
make sure I don't get trapped air in it again


Thanks for all the input, I will be sure I'll need it in the future.
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I don't have an opinion personally, but I have recently seen some bad reviews posted about this shop:

http://www.hsvracing.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=49371
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so could one of you msg me the name of the shop?

Please make sure you say DONT GO to this one.
(Thanks for the heads up.)


Still looking for a good one.
When we had to have the block of our Toyota truck bored and magnefluxed, we didn't find one competent machine shop in the city. Either we were blown off or they did inferior work. In the end, we reassembled the engine and it worked, but it definitely wasn't in spec. (Pistons shouldn't have different speeds at which they slide into the bores if they're all honed to the same spec.) If I ever have to do a job like this, I'm just buying a pre-machined part.
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I might have got off easy this time (for now).
I will be constantly checking my coolant to
make sure I don't get trapped air in it again


Thanks for all the input, I will be sure I'll need it in the future.
So good to hear. Factory Service Manuals are your friend. They tell you all the little things you have to do on these Japanese makes to make them last forever. There's a lot of details in these machines that can't be overlooked without problems.
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we didn't find one competent machine shop in the city. Either we were blown off or they did inferior work.
That's a bold statement. Dennis builds some of the hottest motors in this city but at the same time has done several 22R's for me and turned them around in under 2 weeks, which to me isn't bad. He doesn't talk much and hates know it all's that want stuff done in a rush, but he's one smart dude.
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That's a bold statement. Dennis builds some of the hottest motors in this city but at the same time has done several 22R's for me and turned them around in under 2 weeks, which to me isn't bad. He doesn't talk much and hates know it all's that want stuff done in a rush, but he's one smart dude.
I have to admit we never ran into Dennis as he sounds like he would have been ideal since it was a 22r. Not sure what you meant by the know it alls comment.
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I mean just what it says, nothing to read in between. I've seen several people go in and try to tell him how to do his job and it's just not what he perfer's. It'd be like someone telling you how to run the site or me how to do investments.

Dennis and Clanton are two places I just take what ever it I need done and just tell them to have at it because they are the experts. And as we all know I'm not the easiest person to please considering i take OCD to a whole new level.
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I mean just what it says, nothing to read in between. I've seen several people go in and try to tell him how to do his job and it's just not what he perfer's. It'd be like someone telling you how to run the site or me how to do investments.

Dennis and Clanton are two places I just take what ever it I need done and just tell them to have at it because they are the experts. And as we all know I'm not the easiest person to please considering i take OCD to a whole new level.
Thank you for the clarification. I didn't know if you were trying to imply something else or not. Great to know we've got some great resources here for the 22R. That's an awesome motor that can have a lot of miles put on it.
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