Technical Cinq 1.1 Sporting Cylinder Head Compatibility

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Technical Cinq 1.1 Sporting Cylinder Head Compatibility

MWC

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Hello all,

My Cinq 1.1 sporting has a blown cylinder head.

I'm finding it difficult to find a replacement with a matching part number 46400108.

Would any other model serial numbers fit?

I just want a straight swap?

Garage wants to skim and pressure test the old one saying that is the best option, any thoughts?

Thanks.
 
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Hi :)

That 1108FIRE was FIATs go to for a LONG time

At one time I owned a
Panda 04
Punto 94
Sporting (cinq)

Changed HG on them all

Panda had an underlying problem ( losing coolant through heater matrix)

Others were fine after.. there is a train of thought that they ' just age'

Use the ePER Parts site to compare part numbers

I think they will be very similar :)
 
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I think the number you have is wrong.
I've seen it before where the number on a casting isn't the p/n.
Cinq 1108 cyl head was 71735496 or 46449952 or even 5895160

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Hi :)

That 1108FIRE was FIATs go to for a LONG time

At one time I owned a
Panda 04
Punto 94
Sporting (cinq)

Changed HG on them all

Panda had an underlying problem ( losing coolant through heater matrix)

Others were fine after.. there is a train of thought that they ' just age'

Use the ePER Parts site to compare part numbers

I think they will be very similar :)
Okay, thanks for your help,
 
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If you are doing the job yourself..and you know the vehicle hasnt been abused

It would be worth checking the head is flat and reassembling

I boughty gaskets from AAPoldham via ebay.. were £10 a time

Obviously if you are paying £300 labour its a different prospect :)
 
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If you are doing the job yourself..and you know the vehicle hasnt been abused

It would be worth checking the head is flat and reassembling

I boughty gaskets from AAPoldham via ebay.. were £10 a time

Obviously if you are paying £300 labour its a different prospect :)
Update to all,
Found a small garage that would take on the job of blown cylinder head.
Decided to remove original and get it pressure tested and if so skimmed.
The head was sent to South Wales Pistons Cardiff where luckily it was found to be okay to save.
This only took a day or two.
When the garage got it back they refitted with new water pump and cam-belt, new plugs ,leads, oil, coolant and gaskets.
Car is now running well and back in action.
Total cost £560 - not too bad I thought.
Is the car worth it - probably not!
 
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If you are in SouthWales
I will keep an eye open .. not many Cinqs around now

Managed to help with a 903 from Pontypool last year
The cylinder head job is now done, thanks.
I'm looking for a driveshaft retaining clip now!


Thanks
 

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Garage wants to skim and pressure test the old one saying that is the best option, any thoughts?
Garage wants to skim and pressure test the old one saying that is the best option, any thoughts?

I would agree. The alternative would be to find a second-hand head being sold by someone who probably had a cylinder head gasket failure, which would need pressure testing and skimming. It's as if you give them yours and they gave you theirs, then you both went and pressure tested your new heads and skimmed them if necessary. You may as well just do yours.


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