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Old 02-22-06, 08:16 PM   #16 (permalink)
 
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Ha sweet! Previous owner had the headgaskets replaced on mine at 120,000kms. Got receipts and everything too so im stoked.
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I replace head gaskets for $1250 if somebody brings me either an engine or a car. That's including gaskets, and milling the heads flat. I can get it done in 2-3 days if my schedule isn't booked up.
what about engines??? har har...j/k, ohio is far...I think
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Old 02-22-06, 09:01 PM   #18 (permalink)
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or atleast someone could come and siphon this full tank of 93 octane that is probably just rotting away
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if one were to have a BHG, wouldn't it just require that item to be fixed? i mean, i couldn't see it doing as much damage as lets say a broken timing belt.
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Old 02-23-06, 07:19 PM   #20 (permalink)
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if one were to have a BHG, wouldn't it just require that item to be fixed? i mean, i couldn't see it doing as much damage as lets say a broken timing belt.
no because
A) if you drive with a BHG and overheat your car, you will most likely warp your head
B) it will cost just as much to fix as a snapped timing belt because most likely in both cases youll have to replace the engine
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Old 02-27-06, 08:22 PM   #21 (permalink)
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no because
A) if you drive with a BHG and overheat your car, you will most likely warp your head
B) it will cost just as much to fix as a snapped timing belt because most likely in both cases youll have to replace the engine

I snapped a timing belt, and I'm not replacing my engine. 2 intake valves were bent, and that's it.
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I got my legend for free, with a BHG. fixed it myself for $500. Good deal? Hell yeah!
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Old 03-01-06, 05:09 PM   #23 (permalink)
 
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im glad that there are forums like this. i am in the process of purchasing a 92 LS coupe. im within a couple of weeks of picking it up. it was owned by my cuz who really didnt know much about the car and just fell in love with the appeal of driving a legend (previously owned a vigor). things like this are good to know, especially when i have to drive fron NY to GA. thats not exactly a situation u wanna deal with!!!
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no because
A) if you drive with a BHG and overheat your car, you will most likely warp your head
B) it will cost just as much to fix as a snapped timing belt because most likely in both cases youll have to replace the engine
I have replaced a few BHG on Legends and none of the heads were warped. Only a severe overheating will leave the heads warped. My experience is that people replace the engine in a case like this as the engine costs less than machine work and head gasket set. Felpro gasket set is around (250 - 350) and machine work (resurface, valve job and seals) $200 - 250 per head. A good used 40 - 60k mile JDM Type I is around $600 and Type IIs seem to start around $700.
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I am hopeful that mine is ok then...only once have I seen the guage move...and then it was sitting at idle for almost twenty minutes.

and the dude I bought it from had it idling for almost a half hour when I was inspecting it...but I think I may replace these babies anyways.


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Old 04-01-06, 01:40 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I wish I had read this forum before I bought my 94 Legend GS. I have it in the shop now getting the heads machined and new head gasket. Its going to cost me about $2800.
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funny thing is I'm thinking about selling my legend. Not for any engine problems or anything but I think the gas milegage is too low. As in I fill this up every week for around $40-50 (since I still use premium on my typeII). I do really like the car but well, hmm my parents even think it's costing me too much money to drive it around for normal commuting. It was a steal at $10,000 with 18,000 miles on it, I finally brought it up to 27,000 recently. The only thing I'd tell people about this car is that gas is going to suck, as in when it says 18 mpg and 23 for highway it definitely means it regardless of if you have a "heavy foot" or not. though i still feel like
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Oh shit 27,000 miles. I hope you never get rid of that car except if you are giving it to me....
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funny thing is I'm thinking about selling my legend. Not for any engine problems or anything but I think the gas milegage is too low. As in I fill this up every week for around $40-50 (since I still use premium on my typeII). I do really like the car but well, hmm my parents even think it's costing me too much money to drive it around for normal commuting. It was a steal at $10,000 with 18,000 miles on it, I finally brought it up to 27,000 recently. The only thing I'd tell people about this car is that gas is going to suck, as in when it says 18 mpg and 23 for highway it definitely means it regardless of if you have a "heavy foot" or not. though i still feel like
Uhhhh, Yuri ... if you're in that much of a hurry to get rid of a 27K mile Legend, you bought it for $10K, and you haven't abused it in the 9K miles you've driven it, you're probably going to make money on the deal. My local dealer had a mint, low-miles Legend on their floor a few months ago for $16,000. Sold it in days. F***, I'll beg borrow and steal the $10K to take it off your hands if it's an AT w/leather vs. cloth.

Not only that, your mileage isn't terrible. I have a TSX (4cyl engine, lighter, smaller) and it stubbornly refuses to give me more than 18mpg in the city. Just suck it up, take good care of her, and she'll take good care of you
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