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I dont know what to do im just a kid with no $$ to my name.
I might get a loan to fix it. MY questions are

1) What is a reasonable price to get the job done? (dealer wants $ 2830)

2) Should i get the heads port and polished since they are off

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3) Is it cheaper to get a Tyoe II engine? (where can i get one?)
 

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Sorry to hear that man....

If you want the cheapest route possible, take it to an independant specialist, and they should charge you about half that. I got mine done for $850 labour and $550 parts CDN, so it should be a bit cheaper for parts, as labour rates in both countries are identicle.

If you want performance, either a type 2 swap or some internal port and polishing work should run you about the same $$, and close to the same gains.

Type 2=230 hp
Type 1 with port and polish/extrude hone= ~230hp

I would say if your strappped for $$$, just get the HG done. I was in your boat too and I wanted to do a swap, and get internal work done and all that, but it would have cost so much money.

Good luck and dont leave it too long.:)
 

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HG gaskets are around $350. Then figure around 14-16 hours of labor. Try to find an Acura/Honda specialist and they can do the whole job for around $1500. I paid $520 for the porting and 3 angle valve job, normal cost would have been $750.
 

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Whatever you do DO NOT GOT TO ACURA. Those fools wanted $2783 from me for a HG job + belt/tensioner/water pump changes. And then they were going to charge extra for a Cylinder head check. CRACKHEADS!!! I almost bought into it until by the grace of god, Auto Plus in Albany saved my day... $1300 for HG/Belts/Water Pump/Cylinder heads/Transmission Mounts etc. etc. they threw in a valve job for $600 extra and by this Friday I'm a happy camper. Find someone who specializes in Acura repairs, don't go to the Rob-U-RA dealers, YOU WILL GET SCREWED ROYALLY....
 
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