||11-17-2008 05:48 PM
Reputable 4.0 Mechanics in Iowa?
Hi guys, I have a 1999 WJ that's bone stock with 298,000 on the engine. At 291,000 I blew the headgasket. Had it fixed by a repair shop in Oskaloosa, they pressure tested and planed the head and put a new head gasket in for $850. This week it just blew again, 4 months and 7000 miles later. The shop that fixed the head gasket in July won't stand by it saying that it may or may not be their fault. They'd have to take the head off and see. This motor has been a great engine, never burning or leaking a drop of oil. She's pulled a 4500lb boat during the summer for the past 3 summers, do I mess with giving them a chance to make it right? Do I mess with another head gasket, or should I just throw in a stroker? Do I got with a Titan or a Hesco? I can't do it myself right now being in college but could pay for it to be put in. After I get out of college I plan on upgrading the WJ, unless I turn her out to pasture...