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Old 08 Aug 2014, 08:37 pm
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where is good place to get a rebuilt head from?
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Old 08 Aug 2014, 10:53 pm
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Old 08 Aug 2014, 11:06 pm
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Go to ebay shop for the warranty. Most of the seller are ok for a standard rebuilt head.

Ted aka uptownsport sells cores or take offs.
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Old 09 Aug 2014, 01:54 pm
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Go to ebay shop for the warranty. Most of the seller are ok for a standard rebuilt head.

Ted aka uptownsport sells cores or take offs.
Yep.

I've had great luck buying rebuilt heads off eBay. I think I've bought three. All looked great and all came with really good warranties. Just go with one of the vendors that seems to just sell rebuild heads and has sold thousands.
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I'd much rather have a used head than a 'rebuilt' one.

Although once and a great while you'll see a burnt exhaust valve, these are overall very sturdy unless overheated.

I can assure you no one has time to replace and ream guide, then set 'Tip Height' for 16 valves and sell a 'rebuilt' head for profit.

I do have a used '02 that I'll be putting on soon (EGR), ~ $150 + Ship. If that's what you need I'd be glad to save some eBay fees.
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If I'm going thru the trouble of removing head,a job that is going to be a royal pain in a!! .I would think the smart thing to do is at least install a rebuilt head!!!
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In need of a good cylinder head for 2001 PT Cruiser.... I saw a couple on ebay below.

I currently have my car at a Philadelphia area Chrysler dealer, and I am being told that they can only obtain head "blanks" - which cost ~$500. They can take the parts off my current head and put them on the new blank - for an additional $300.

I lean toward one of the two heads below.

Any comments / thoughts ??

Thanks in advance !

Cylinder Head PT Cruiser Sebring Stratus 4667086AC with EGR 2001 2002 2003 2004 | eBay

Chrysler PT Cruiser Dodge Neon Avenger Caravan Stratus 2 4L Cylinder Head 01 09 | eBay

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Old 02 Dec 2014, 12:37 am
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The second head you linked will leak. You can see the bulge and large hole on the main photo, lower left of head.

What you need is a 'bulge, small hole' head that only came on '01.
I can't tell what year the other head is, because they didn't photograph the underside.

There's an article 'Rebuilding the 2.4' or similar that explains changes in 2.4/ 2.0 DOHC head.

Note: S O M E '01 blocks had a bulge, so later heads would work, but don't count on it.


Here is a photo of an '01 block, and the bulge on head. You can see that the newer heads, with the large hole, would leak.

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Thanks Uptown Sport !

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The second head you linked will leak. You can see the bulge and large hole on the main photo, lower left of head.

What you need is a 'bulge, small hole' head that only came on '01.
I can't tell what year the other head is, because they didn't photograph the underside.

There's an article 'Rebuilding the 2.4' or similar that explains changes in 2.4/ 2.0 DOHC head.

Note: S O M E '01 blocks had a bulge, so later heads would work, but don't count on it.


Here is a photo of an '01 block, and the bulge on head. You can see that the newer heads, with the large hole, would leak.
I think That they were using a random head for that posting. That's why they wanted the head casting numbers and such. So they could send you the right head. Good info though, you can use to ask when you order from someone.


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