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Hey, i just bought an 87 supra with 76000 miles. The head gasket has never been replaced. When do you think it will need to be, whats a good one to use and how much to buy it and get it installed?

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No telling on when it'll go. It might already be starting to go.

There are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and the 7M BHG.
 

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If the car is turbo it is more likely to go at any given time. N/A's are less likely to pop, but it's not unheard of.

Depending on the plans for the car, it's not a half bad idea to just pull the head, get it machined, install a stock head gasket, and use ARP hardware to secure the head. For a stock motor, or nearly stock this will sustain it just fine as long as the work was properly done.
 

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Jeeves said:
Depending on the plans for the car, it's not a half bad idea to just pull the head, get it machined, install a stock head gasket, and use ARP hardware to secure the head. For a stock motor, or nearly stock this will sustain it just fine as long as the work was properly done.
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If the car is turbo it is more likely to go at any given time. N/A's are less likely to pop, but it's not unheard of.

Depending on the plans for the car, it's not a half bad idea to just pull the head, get it machined, install a stock head gasket, and use ARP hardware to secure the head. For a stock motor, or nearly stock this will sustain it just fine as long as the work was properly done.

if i do that how much will that cost?
 

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Depends.

Hg- $50-$100
Machining - $100-$400
ARP Hardware - $90
Your time - $Weekend - $Week

If you have a shop do it, I don't have a clue. Your best bet is to call around to shops and Toyota and price all the stuff. Hardware, Stock HG, and such.
 

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Toyota will rape you most likely with the labour, and still isn't a guarantee whether they'll do it properly.
 

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In fact, they won't get it right, but will pillage your ass for the price...$1200 CDN without machining for a HG, and they will only torque to TSRM spec 56 ft/lbs. Needs to be 70-75 ft/lbs to give you a rest of the engines stock life seal.

DIY or find a trusted local mechanic. Probably no more than 800-1000CDN all in if there's little work to do.

Bob
 
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