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comment Are valve guides normally reusable?
none of them wiggle. some of them would not go in smoothly but then i would oil them again and they went in fine
13h
comment Are valve guides normally reusable?
so then i don't have anything to worry about. i just took the valves out to clean them and the ports
13h
comment Are valve guides normally reusable?
i didn't take them out
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comment Are valve guides normally reusable?
the guides themselves are not that pricey but i think they need to be machined in...
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comment Effects of leaky exhaust valves
that question was more hypothetical. i did keep track of the valve positions. one mistake i did make was that i didn't track valve lifter positions because i didn't know it was important but now it's too late and I will have to measure valve lash between each valve and cams before redistributing
2d
comment Effects of leaky exhaust valves
i didn't mix my valves up
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comment Effects of leaky exhaust valves
they are not leaking after lapping and i am familiar with what you are saying, my question is what happens when they leak over time, independent of servicing them, let's say 5 years down the road
Jul
21
comment Should starter pinion be greased?
what is "the Bendix dry" ?
Jul
19
comment Valve reassembly
thanks. one more sub questions: how do I know the seal has sealed properly when I set it?
Jul
16
comment Valve lapping and lubrication
dude, i watched it again last night and not only 105 but all of them. they are AWESOME !! have you seen the one where he polishes a cylinder head ?
Jul
16
comment Valve lapping and lubrication
i did but some parts were unclear. i just wanted to get a written confirmation
Jul
15
comment Options for removing broken lug nut?
i would try to fit a socket over it, after some cleaning and deburring, which you should be able to do with a screwdriver
Jul
13
comment Lapping valves with a drill
thanks. what do you call the flat part of the valve that faces inside the combustion chamber ?
Jul
13
comment Lapping valves with a drill
is valve seat the ring at the end of the shaft (part of cylinder heads) or is it the part of the actual valve that touches that ring ? I'm just inquiring about terminology
Jul
13
comment Lapping valves with a drill
you can spin some in one direction and then switch to the other. not the same frequency as doing it by hand
Jul
13
comment What does valve lapping compound actually do?
so it is physical (abrasive) rather than what I thought (chemical)
Jul
10
comment Should I lap my valves if I have easy access?
hey @Paulster2, can you check the update on the OP ? thanks
Jul
10
comment What exactly is a “burnt valve” and what causes it?
for me all of those methods failed and i dug down and took the engine apart and found white milkish residue around the cylinders and there was definitely head gaskets that were causing overheating. how about the compression test ?
Jul
10
comment What exactly is a “burnt valve” and what causes it?
i thought blown head gaskets were the primary purpose
Jul
10
comment What exactly is a “burnt valve” and what causes it?
will either a cylinder leakdown test or compression test fail because of this ?