Engine Drivetrain 1st Gen Cooper Need new cylinder head...best source?

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  1. SNEEEZY - Erika

    SNEEEZY - Erika M/A Wrenchin' Babe!
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    Schultze's consistent issues have FINALLY been diagnosed: blown head gasket & possibly the cylinder head as well.

    Looking for a reputable source for cylinder head.

    Need to get Schultze back on the road prior to MOTD.

    Any & all input, comments, suggestions & warnings would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. N2MINI

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    Had been 1 or 2 on here for sale lately. Would be a good time to upgrade if money allows!!
    On a side note did you ever get the splitter installed?
     
  3. SNEEEZY - Erika

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    Splitter hasn't been installed yet. I have a claim pending with a tow truck company (subcontractor with Nationwide Ins. towing coverage) due to totally DESTROYING the bottom edge of the aero bumper with the tow chain.
     
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    [ame="http://www.ebay.com/itm/MINI-COOPER-BMW-1-6-DOHC-CYLINDER-HEAD-02-06-/150955150192?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2325a0cb70"]Cylinder Head via eBay[/ame]
     
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  8. RallyMini370

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    I fitted a used S head with no issues. The S head has better exhaust valves. Got it from Ebay UK for $90 complete with cam , it had done 20,000miles, the reason for the sale was he swapped it for a ported head. My company paid for the shipping so it was a bargain.
     
  9. Thumper460

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    The r50 and the r53 are the same with the exception that the r53 has a higher quality valve for the SC, but they both 100% interchange!!

    Upgrade?? see Thumper Performance | The OTHER MINI Head! TPR1

    OR Ebay US had a rebuild from Dover for sale for $650.00 I believe. I called them and they only had 6 of these.. so check EBAY out.

    Another source IS Ebay.co.uk. Shipping TO the US is around $180.00

    Hope this helps.. Ya??

    Just me.................................

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