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Magna flux cost
#1

Anyone know what it costs to magna flux a 2.3 cylinder head? What about guide replacement? And finally, should I use stainless steel valves? Thanks VR

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Building; 78 Pinto, 2.3 turbo, 5 speed V8 trans, 8 " Maverick rear 5 lug axle's 3.50 trac/loc, 5 lug 11" torino front rotors & calipers. 68 F100 351 W 5.0 5 Speed.
and the people bowed in vain, to the 2.3 God they made
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#2

I was curious about this myself? Who do you take it to? Is it less for an E-6?

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Elliott
1986 XR-7 turbo
Starion intercooler waiting to go on, ready for 3" DP, gillis valve, new exhaust, adj FP regulator, big VAM, LA3, and a thorough porting.

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#3

I brought my spare junkyard head to a local machine shop to be hot tanked and magnafluxed not too long ago. It cost me $42 buck and the head was good [Image: smile.gif]
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#4

Quote:Originally posted by TommyT:
I brought my spare junkyard head to a local machine shop to be hot tanked and magnafluxed not too long ago. It cost me $42 buck and the head was good [Image: smile.gif]

About the same around here.. $45 to tank it and magnaflux it.

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Jeff Korn

86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP NOS, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc. // 88 Turbo coupe, Intake & exhaust mods, Garrett T3 turbo, 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, etc., etc. // 91 Escort winter, work car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
Jeff Korn

86 Tbird 5.0 - lots of mods / 88 Turbo Coupe - lots of mods / 05 Taurus Duratec / 04 Taurus Duratec (wifes) / 02 Grand Prix GT
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#5

It doesn't involve much to check for cracks. Put a magnet on the head and sprinkle metal powder on it cylinder by cylinder. A local shop does it for free as long as you are nice and he is not to buisy.
Lon
1985.5 SVO
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#6

It's $36 in this neck of the woods.
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#7

Its been a long time since i last had it done. You put my mind at ease. Thanks guys. VR
and the people bowed in vain, to the 2.3 God they made
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#8

$30 for a head and $40 for a block

high temp bake to remove gunk and then magnaflux - never had a head come back uncracked yet [Image: rolleyes.gif]

at least the blocks good

GREG
Living isnt to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting 'holy sh**, what a ride!'
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#9

Machine shops in this area have stopped using the magna flux method on heads. They pressure test the head with air. They do this because heads crack in places that can't be seen by eyeballing.

The pressure test is included in the valve work. If you want the test only, it is $50 bucks.

A couple of shops do the magna flux for nothing if you insist on it, but they will not guarantee anything.
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#10

You can go in the Eastwood catalog and get the liqiud dye penetrent test. I think it's about $30. I trust this a little more, plus you can do it at home.
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