Cylinder head , can anyone help

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  1. John H

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    I'm looking for a cylinder head for a 1988 fiat ducato 2.0 litre petrol , does anyone have one they want to sell or know of someone who does ? The same engine was it he Citroen c25, talbot express and other vans. The head on my kontiki is beyond repair due to frost damage : ( any help would be greatly appreciated, I can find a complete engine on eBay but I only really need a head .

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    Unless someone has an engine with a bottom end failier they are not going to split a good engine. Also you will perhaps pay as much for a good head as you will pay for a complete engine. If it was me I would take the complete engine.
     
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    Most scrapyards would split an engine when they had plenty of them , however I think these are getting quite rare now due to the age of the base vehicle, I probably will end up buying the complete engine. its a lot easier and cheaper to courier a cylinder head than a complete engine though so I thought I'd give it a go.
     
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    I know this may sound daft but will any heads fit....manufacturers were often very lazy when it came to engine design....there is a 1.9 and a 2.5 head on ebay??

    Just a thought....
     
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    what has happened exactly??
     
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    Hi, I had the head from a marinized genny rebuilt, the fitted new valve seats for the exhaust and inlet ports and made new valve guides.
    For about £120 I had a brand new head with new valves and springs.

    Don`t know how bad your head is damaged but could be worth getting it looked at by a machine shop.
     
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    with a bit of luck it will have just pushed the core plugs out so it could be as simple as fitting some back in.
    personally i cant see it doing any more than this unless it has been driven without water in it.
     
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    Hi guys, thanks for all the responses , the head is beyond repair, it's cracked right through the valve guides and seats , it's looking like I'll buy the complete engine, it would have been a lot easier just to fit the head though :cry:

    John
     
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    Pretty sure they are different as the 1.9 is a Citroen engine and the 2.5 is either a Citroen or Fiat engine. This is the 2.0 Peugeot petrol engine, it was used in, I think, the Peugeot 404/405 and or 504/505 car but they are equally rare. You may be lucky and find someone who had had the bottom end go on theirs. Someone on the Talbot OC lost a big end a while back but I think that engine got rebuilt. Keep looking on ebay and check the Talbot OC for information.
     
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    cylinder head

    Try Delfin Designs of Dorset, they deal with those type of engines, contact them on 01258857474
     
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    If you're lucky. The website has gone and people haven't been able to get in touch with them. There's some people on ebay, J K Towers, and advice on the Talbot OC site.
     
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    Dont know what's hapend to Derek from Delfin Designs, have tried to contact him myself but to no avail. A good man with those older Sevels.
     
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