If you think its your valve seals, then you can buy used heads, get new seals installed in them and put them in your car. I was quoted 200 bucks for used heads (100K) w/ new valve seals insalled in um. (and $650 for installation)
you could probably run thicker oil until you can get that fixed so you don't have to be embarassed every time you stop at a red light (i don't know though oil not reaching the lifters may allow air bubbles to form and make them tick, i could have sworn i read that somewhere but you read a little bit of crap here occassionally )
im in edison, NJ and ive been told by a friend whose a mechanic it will cost 1500$ to take the heads off and change everything that goes along with the pistons and valves ie. piston rings, valve seals etc. he said he cant do it b/c of time,cost parts etc. the car has 143K miles, prob has other problems but if i can get it done in $650 and have it run longer, it wud make this beauty purr
can u give me info on the mechanic that did it for u?
why the fuck would you want to take the heads off, you can do the valve stem seals ON THE CAR. and buy the seals from like napa for 60-80 bux for all of them and then find someone to do them. pulling your heads for VSS is rediculous thats more trouble than you need to have.
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