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Just received this p72 gsr head from a reputable dealer which i'm not going to mention at this time until i get some opinions. Paid $700 shipped. When i 1st purchased it was suppose to be a fresh 2000 gsr head that he was going to take off a b18c because bottom end was no good, told him great he hooked it up i paid and waited for head to arrive which he said in about 2 weeks he still had to take the head off, i said cool can you ship me tracking # and invoice to my email. I contact him to get a follow up and so he can resend the tracking # again cause i never got it, he fixed my email was a letter missing, i said thanks.

So i call him up again to ask him what's going on with the head, and he tells me "Hey my shipping guy shipped you the wrong head, it's actually a little better it's already been machined and it also got new valve stem seals installed by my machine shop, so go ahead and keep it, i was like cool man thanks, does it still come with the valve cover he's like yeah you still get it. So i was thanking him him for the hook up you know what i mean, Any way i got the head yesterday and started inspecting and i think it's no good, help me out guy's. I think this head a 96 not a 2000? does it look to be machined? what's with the 2 different valves? also valve cover was cracked and their are some rough casting marks (pictured with red arrows).

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1996 year model obd2 gsr head(cast in 1995.. can tell by the studs, two new cheap *** valves, previous cobustion damage prolly from old valves bending/motor blowingup... re surfaced
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1996 year model obd2 gsr head(cast in 1995.. can tell by the studs, two new cheap *** valves, previous cobustion damage prolly from old valves bending/motor blowingup... re surfaced
Casting date clearly shows July 16th 1996. I would send it back with those mismatched valves and combustion chamber damage.
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:21 AM
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1996 year model obd2 gsr head(cast in 1995.. can tell by the studs, two new cheap *** valves, previous cobustion damage prolly from old valves bending/motor blowingup... re surfaced
Exactly what people are telling me, return it back, get refund!! Also has a couple of broken cam bolt cover bolts with half stuck in the head......
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Casting date clearly shows July 16th 1996. I would send it back with those mismatched valves and combustion chamber damage.
That's my plan waiting for them to open on Monday

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First I've heard of issues from HMO, this is definitely concerning.
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yeah, send it back.
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First I've heard of issues from HMO, this is definitely concerning.
The way OP wrote it, it doesn't sound like it came from HMO but from some other shop. Broken cam bolts in the head too? That's some serious junk they sent you.
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First I've heard of issues from HMO, this is definitely concerning.
Tell me about it, it's the reason why i bought from them and i thought steve was really cool and hooking me up ....Jokes on me
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The way OP wrote it, it doesn't sound like it came from HMO but from some other shop. Broken cam bolts in the head too? That's some serious junk they sent you.
Seriously bought from Hmotorsonline and dealt with steve.

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I'd really like to see a response from Steve in this thread. I've used and recommended HMO many times in the past, would like to see some solid input that this isn't something we should come to expect from HMO.
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I'd really like to see a response from Steve in this thread. I've used and recommended HMO many times in the past, would like to see some solid input that this isn't something we should come to expect from HMO.
Steve doesn't do forums. I'm lucky if he calls back after a few days.
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Maybe unlikely but perhaps they accidentally sent you a core return?
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Stay tuned for an update late this afternoon......Thanks for the help guys
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Originally Posted by BoRiCuA View Post
Seriously bought from Hmotorsonline and dealt with steve. Broken everything basically , i didn't even take the cams off to inspect them, just want my refund
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No name was given. We don't know if it was from HMO. Need more than just a thread to confirm impropriety. .
OP Seems fairly stout that this was an HMO transaction. Like I said, I'd want to hear more about this situation as I've been using and recommending HMO almost exclusively up until my last purchase last year.

I haven't been on the phone with Steve in probably close to three years now.
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OP Seems fairly stout that this was an HMO transaction. Like I said, I'd want to hear more about this situation as I've been using and recommending HMO almost exclusively up until my last purchase last year.

I haven't been on the phone with Steve in probably close to three years now.
Steve is handling the situation very professionally, will keep you guys updated soon as I get my new head, thanks
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Sup?
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Sup?
Sup with what? Update said that he was handing the situation professionally and indeed he is. I in no way trashed his name, simply stated what had happened and was looking for some answer's as far as the head i received. Steve is the coolest guy i've ever dealt with, he took care of the problem right away. His shipping guy's fault!! period. waiting on my new head. just a simple mistake guys. i would recommend Hmotorsonline all the time.
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