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Re: 4 Broken studs and a cracked 1-piece manifold on MC...

In message <59116d5.25097c63@aol.com> MSV96@aol.com writes:

> In trying to help my friend Howard Dinits decide on how to deal with his
> recent little problem (blown head gasket and/or warped head on an '88 5kcstq)
> I advised him to call Carlsen to see what the exchange head price for
> q-listers is in the US (following Phil's lead on the excellent price for said
> in the UK). At the same time I made a call to a local machine shop for labor
> costs of working on said head. The exchange head is definately the way to go
> if you need much work done. The cost for the complete factory exchange head
> was less than $500.00 (MC engine).


If you think on what you get ...

New:  Valves, guides, stem seals, lifters, springs, spring seats,
      collets, cam, cam bearings and bearing caps ...

Oh, and a head and new valve seats as well.

 Phil Payne
 UK Audi quattro Owners Club
 Phone: 0385 302803   Fax: 0870 0883933