Autolex HalfDork
May 7, 2010 8:21 a.m.

2003 Frocus... SVT mildly modded, blown headgasket, 130k miles $1500

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anyone ever done a headgasket on one of these? at a minimum I should be able to do the HG, hoon it a bit and double/triple my money?

Should I offer him $1000?

klipless Reader
May 7, 2010 8:30 a.m.

I wonder if it has some other problems, and the headgasket is just a convenient excuse for not taking it on a test drive. I'd offer $1000 before I'd offer $1500. But even at list price it sounds like an acceptable risk if you're going to keep it. If you're going to try an flip it, then I'd say it might not be worth the hassle.

Autolex HalfDork
May 7, 2010 9:07 a.m.

I guess I should go look at it in person then..

iceracer Dork
May 7, 2010 9:21 a.m.

Head gasket is easy. It's the cams and timing belt that take the most time.

Autolex HalfDork
May 7, 2010 9:37 a.m.

I did one on a SOHC civic, and a DOHC integra... any harder than a B18?

Autolex HalfDork
May 7, 2010 9:40 a.m.

oh! and three different miatas...

skruffy
skruffy Dork
May 7, 2010 9:49 a.m.

It shouldn't be any different than a headgasket on some other twin cam 4. If you've managed to pull it off a half dozen times I'd bet you won't have any problem.

Autolex HalfDork
May 7, 2010 12:37 p.m.

I emailed the seller about setting up a time where I can look at it.

CarKid1989 HalfDork
May 7, 2010 1:25 p.m.

JUST BUY IT. DO IT

Autolex HalfDork
May 10, 2010 8:10 a.m.

he still hasn't replied...

4cylndrfury SuperDork
May 10, 2010 8:28 a.m.

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