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Old 03-09-2018, 01:30 PM   #1
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Default 143 vvc cylinder head

Bought this reconditioned head for my vvc engine a while back as the engine I bought came with a cracked head, itís been fitted to the engine and ran up to temp but hasnít been on the road.
As Iíve went turbo it is no longer required so was just wondering how much itís worth before I put it in the for sale section or eBay




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Old 03-09-2018, 01:33 PM   #2
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As youíve fitted it and removed it, it will need checking for flatness.
Price will vary depending on if it needs skimming again or not.


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Old 03-09-2018, 01:57 PM   #3
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As youíve fitted it and removed it, it will need checking for flatness.
Price will vary depending on if it needs skimming again or not.


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Good point, I just assumed as I know it hasnít been cooked etc that it would still be flat but Iíll check it with a straight edge when I get a chance.

Provided it is flat, what sort of money would be in it?
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If the head bolts arenít loosened off correctly it can very easily warp still being alloy.
Iíd say £200 for a flat head, £150 if not. Get more for a 160 head.



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If the head bolts arenít loosened off correctly it can very easily warp still being alloy.
Iíd say £200 for a flat head, £150 if not. Get more for a 160 head.



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Good luck getting those values! My son has had a 160 head for sale for 4 months. Was asking £150 but had very little interest. Ok it wasn't as clean as this but still not £200 worth.

I bought my 143 engine, with timing belts, water pump and head gasket done for £200 last year.
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I sold a bare(just valves left in)143 VVC head for £150 and that required a skim.
Advertised correctly and willing to post you will fetch those values, just search for VVC head on eBay and go to sold items, you will see prices vary a lot, but correctly advertised with pictures to prove how straight it is and how clean it is and offer postage as you limit your audience with collection only, you will fetch those sorts of values.
eBay is actually sometimes your friend with certain parts.
Iím not sure why you were struggling to fetch good money for a 160 head, they should be worth £200-250 depending on condition as they have multi angle valve seats.
Complete engines, for whatever reason, always seems to sell cheap, Iíve recently stripped a VVC engine for parts that I gave £50 for, thereís still plenty of bargains out there.
I sometimes go looking for cheap parts and re-advertise them correctly and make a profit on them, only a couple of weeks ago I picked up a type B Torsen diff for £170 delivered, Iíve currently got a buyer in Austria willing to pay £300 plus postage, heís after a few other parts too so Iím looking to locate these for him and send them as a one package.


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I bought my 143 engine, with timing belts, water pump and head gasket done for £200 last year.
I think the difference is that when you buy an engine with the head gasket and everything done you just have to take the persons word for it that the job was done correctly, they could have just stuck a gasket on without checking liner heights or having the head pressure tested etc.
Whereas buying a head like this that has been pressure tested and skimmed etc you know it’s definitely going to work provided whoever buys it fits it correctly, which is why they go for not bad money compared to complete engines.

I bought my vvc engine which the seller told me ran perfectly and was never overheated etc, I still stripped it right down and rebuilt it anyway and found the head was cracked when I sent it to be pressure tested etc. I think that’s why these engines go so cheap

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