'02 S-10 2.2L Overheated and got expensive

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ELLIOTTCOX
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET S-10
My truck overheated on my way from work about a month ago (I drive 180 miles round trip) and the engine died shortly after I noticed my temp guage in the red. After troubleshooting and a trip to the machine shop, I found that my cylinder head is warped beyond repairable limits. I was wondering if anyone has had any luck buying a new head. I dont want to get a refurbished head even though its cheaper, I'd like to have a new head with a new warranty because pulling it is a major pain in the butt. Recomendations?

Also a warning to 4 cylinder S-10 owners. As soon as you see your temp guage rising to beyond normal stop immediately and change your thermostat! Mine only ran hot for a few minutes and the head was trashed, thats why I keep a thermostat in my pocket at all times now.

thanks!

Elliott
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Sunday, September 16th, 2007 AT 8:42 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Good warning-a big lesson to learn about the Stat what it can do with the engine-Also make it a practice to carry a voltmeter at all times.

As for the head either you wait for Dr. SW or Goggle it.

Good Luck!
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Sunday, September 16th, 2007 AT 9:15 PM
Tiny
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Just an update, if anyone needs a new head for a car or truck, I used Cylinder Heads of Clearwater out of Florida. A brand new head with valves and springs and a one year warranty cost me $275.00 including shipping. It arrived two days after I ordered it, everything lined up perfectly and now my truck is back on the road and running as good as new. I highly recommend these guys and I probably would have paid at least $200 at the machine shop for all the testing and refurbing they would have had to do.
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2007 AT 12:23 PM

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