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R53 Big Valve Head from M2 Race Systems (USA company)
Specs on attached pic

Used only about 15k miles

Checked in special motorshop, no issues. Vacuum and hydrostatics tests passed

$810, paypal
Shipping is about $50

Probably, cheapest BVH you can find on the market but in perfect condition
I also have a schrick cam which is on the photos, pricing together could be discussed with potential buyer. Not sold separately!
 

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sorry but the gasket surface of that head is far from perfect.
 

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sorry but the gasket surface of that head is far from perfect.
If you consider that dust a problem - well, I can clean it))

I brought the head to specialists yo perform all measures and tests. Their answer after few days - "everything is OK".
If a potential buyer has interest I could provide surface renewal with all photos and documents, without changing the price. My reputation in local MINI community costs much more then a head work))))
 

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Come on, that doesn't look like dust, it looks pitted to hell, only saying anything at all because you describe it as perfect?

So, neither of these have been skimmed, top is off a 133k car, just cleaned, I wouldn't call this perfect, just sayin' ;O)

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Come on, that doesn't look like dust, it looks pitted to hell, only saying anything at all because you describe it as perfect?

So, neither of these have been skimmed, top is off a 133k car, just cleaned, I wouldn't call this perfect, just sayin' ;O)

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My answer was in the previous post. I'm sure in the mileage and if a buyer (!) wants new surface - it will be done before shipping. For free. So PM me if you are interested or just leave the thread
 

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I'm not one for shitting on for sale posts, but I'm with CoB on this. That surface looks wretched and it'll already have been skimmed once post valve and port work
 

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I'm not one for shitting on for sale posts, but I'm with CoB on this. That surface looks wretched and it'll already have been skimmed once post valve and port work
All my deals are always with maximum openness so yesterday I brought the head to the motorshop.
They hadn't found critical issues but I decided to make surface ideal to prevent any questions. Pricing will not change.
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sorry but the gasket surface of that head is far from perfect.
Seen BVH for sale and got all excited!! Then seen the photos 🙈 :cry: Gotta be a porous casting that?

If you consider that dust a problem - well, I can clean it))

I brought the head to specialists yo perform all measures and tests. Their answer after few days - "everything is OK".
If a potential buyer has interest I could provide surface renewal with all photos and documents, without changing the price. My reputation in local MINI community costs much more then a head work))))
I mean no offence to yourself or your 'specialist' but I'd be getting a 2nd opinion. I've taken far better heads off cars with 'perfect' head faces and had 0.03"- 0.08" taken of them to be skimmed true. A clean workshop and expensive tools means nothing without the knowledge to use them, the guys workshop I use is a sidestreet shithole and he'd probably agree but every job that comes out of that door done complete is bang on accurate and right, cleaned, washed and surface coated. Stuff usually comes back wrapped in cardboard too so it's not damaged during transport, another failing of your 'specialist'..... failure to protect the head face (one of THE most critical parts) against damage whilst in their workshop. Your photo shows this, anyone could come along, knock that bare metal table and scuff the head surface.
IMO and I'm sorry to say this, there is only one place for this particular head..... the cast (scrap) bin.
 

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Ay up Fella, were you out and about in Cong on either Monday or Tuesday evening (circa 5.30) heading off towards Kidsgrove? Not sure what your ride is and saw a electric blue 02 plate S come up from McDonalds way and head off down the A34. Looked nice, lowered, iirc some form of black wheels. (y)
 

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Seen BVH for sale and got all excited!! Then seen the photos 🙈 :cry: Gotta be a porous casting that?



I mean no offence to yourself or your 'specialist' but I'd be getting a 2nd opinion. I've taken far better heads off cars with 'perfect' head faces and had 0.03"- 0.08" taken of them to be skimmed true. A clean workshop and expensive tools means nothing without the knowledge to use them, the guys workshop I use is a sidestreet shithole and he'd probably agree but every job that comes out of that door done complete is bang on accurate and right, cleaned, washed and surface coated. Stuff usually comes back wrapped in cardboard too so it's not damaged during transport, another failing of your 'specialist'..... failure to protect the head face (one of THE most critical parts) against damage whilst in their workshop. Your photo shows this, anyone could come along, knock that bare metal table and scuff the head surface.
IMO and I'm sorry to say this, there is only one place for this particular head..... the cast (scrap) bin.
Thats your opinion. As for me that's a good BVH for a fair (up to cheap) price. I'm never offer any junk - if anything is sold by myself that means I'm ready to install it and use for myself. I don't see the point disussing whose mechanics are better, it will be a useless internet holywar with no winner as usual.
I'm sure in my goods. I have people interested in it in different communities and also have offers a little less then my price, but one day I know - it will be sold :)
I welcome any questions and opinions, but prefer a PM from an interested buyer.
 

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Even after that skimming there's visible pores on the surface of that head.
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Now I'm no expert, but I'm pretty damn sure a head is not supposed to look like that. And this is supposedly after it's been skimmed?
 

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Even after that skimming there's visible pores on the surface of that head. View attachment 100074

Now I'm no expert, but I'm pretty damn sure a head is not supposed to look like that. And this is supposedly after it's been skimmed?
I'll photo the head again. This was made in the motorshop and the head was wet after skimming
 

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I think that looks wet to be fair on the gasket surface if that's what you're looking at
 
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