As some of you may have read, i recently blew the head gasket in the FJ60. The good news is that situation should be remedied by tomorrow with any luck. So now onto the bad news. I came home last weekend and picked up Katey's Exploder. As of Wednesday night, the Explorer suffered from a blown head gasket as well. Its really upsetting to be honest, because both Katey and I are religious about checking all fluids at every gas fill up, and yet somehow i still managed to blow 2 different head gaskets within a week of each other. Granted the LC has 192k on it, and the Explorer has 158k With the 4.0L OHV(Known for head gaskets/cracked/warped heads) I thought about taking the exploder to a repair shop, and the cheapest quote i can come up with up here is around $1800, plus any additions things needed. Well i can buy a long block for that price, so i can not justify spending that much for a repair, and would much rather purchase a long block and do a swap at home. So the biggest problem is i have no way to get the explorer towed back to Lakewood, The LC has no receiver hitch for a car dolly which i cant find one within a hundred miles for rent, and the front of the explorer is all plastic so there is nowhere for me to hook a tow bar to, i thought about taking the exploder to a repair shop, and the cheapest quote i can come up with up here is around $1800, plus any additions things needed. If anyone has a trailer/car dolly and could come help me get the explorer back in the coming week(my last day of work here is scheduled to be the 8th or 9th, I'll know more as the week progresses) or so i would greatly appreciate it. I'm more than willing to compensate for gas/expenses of coming to help me out.
Wheatland Wyoming is Located 171 Miles from Denver, And is off the I-25 Corridor An Hour North Of Cheyenne.