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Old 11-08-2014, 12:35 PM
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I'm Troy, new to the world of WRXs. I recently picked up a MY06 2.5l WRX from Melb and have since overheated it and blown a head gasket. It needs a new radiator and I've dove the carbon test. My drama is I don't have a mechanic in Perth I can trust, also if I'm pulling the heads off to shave them is it worth doing anything else.

The car has a turbo back exhaust and a time, that's it.
If like to come out as inexpensive as possible

Thanks in advance for your help
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Old 11-08-2014, 12:54 PM
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Plenty of mechanic to choose from elsewhere on here. (MMS, Allstar, Stechnic)

Looking at an engine out job, so if you can pluck out the engine yourself that will save you, if your like me, i couldnt, its not a cheap job.

While the motor is out, check the clutch, maybe worth while doing this as well.

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Old 11-08-2014, 01:44 PM
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by the time you factor in the 'you may aswell do this whilst the motor is apart' shit + gasket set, machining & freshening up the heads its probably going to be cheaper to put a low km secondhand motor in it, worth checking out if you're not going to build the motor for more power
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Old 11-08-2014, 01:58 PM
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Welcome, and unlucky with the new purchsase.
You wallet may need to cough up 6-8k unless you go strubaru's suggested route...
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Old 11-08-2014, 07:05 PM
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Thanks gents, the clutch should definatly be changed!
I'll look into the rest cheers
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Old 11-08-2014, 07:11 PM
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Bluestar and Racetorque are local to you if you are in Clarkson mate. Bad luck, and hopefully some good luck soon.
Bye bye betty blue. Hello F6.
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