First off you gave that lip to my girlfriend (ex) and we both really appreciated that, and still do.
Second of all Casper had over 3 months to come pick the car up, which was explained to him. The title was signed into his name. I had 2 cars at my appt. with one pass. I had to beg the office not to tow the car many times throughout these months. They even towed it and I got the car out of the impound lot for him. He still didn't show up to get it. I posted a final notice on here, that the car will be towed again in a week. Still didn't come get it.
Anyways onto the pics!
Here are just 2 of the cracks, the other 2 are the same sized.
thats a pretty bad crack!
looks like a paperweight to me now.
you're looking up used handguns at school? welcomed to the flagged student listYour cock blocking like half the people on eurowerks with that statement.
If you pull the cam caps and valve buckets,..
does the cam rock like a teeter totter? One way to test for warp.
I see cracks like that and I think warped from an oveheat.
I ran a straight edge corner to corner, and it wasn't noticable warped, but most def. could be warped! I Have a brand new headgasket and bolts if anybody needs!
Wel, it can be fixed. Anything can be fixed. But, that metal is dirty as hell- anyone that has welded cast aluminum , that has been involved in oil will know what I am saying.
But, as soon as its welded on, you will need at the very least new seats (as you will need to weld up to them), then seat grinding, and if the guides are worn, new guides- to do that in the first place. And, at that point, probably new valves. And , being solid lifter, you will need new shims, and setup, etc. assuming the lifter bores are ok. Slippery slope stuff. i am guessing its not a 50k motor, that is why I am saying that. Diesels last a long time, but not forever.
And skipping steps only makes them unreliable and a pain in the ass.
I am just saying you can do it. Anything with metals are possible. But, there are plenty of usable 100 dollar heads out there, or at least there used to be.
You can piece it together, but it will only a pieced together thing, and its pretty involved to take on and off. So, unless you are really bored, and have access to a machine shop, just get a nice used head, or even a new one, and move on.