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comment Residue lapping compound in valve shafts
are you saying that, once i have lapped a valve to get a satisfactory tune out when lapping it, i should take it out and clean all the compound before putting it back in ?
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comment Residue lapping compound in valve shafts
i am definitely not disassembling. i will clean with air or water blasts coning through the intake runners
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comment Why paint engine?
outside. i never even thought about painting it inside
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comment Residue lapping compound in valve shafts
but it will not do so if i clean it real good, right ?
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comment Residue lapping compound in valve shafts
but i guess it's too late now unless i wanted to disassemble for cleaning, which i don't. i will just reach in with a pick and some tissue rapped around. harder that way but easier than removing the valves all over
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comment Residue lapping compound in valve shafts
OK. i didn't do it that way exactly. i oiled the stem before lapping, put it in, lap and then put the spring back in and load it.
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comment Residue lapping compound in valve shafts
are you saying remove the valve after lapping to clean it out and then put it back in for final reassembly ?
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comment Residue lapping compound in valve shafts
of course, they were all off when i was lapping
Jul
29
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
Jul
29
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
Jul
29
comment Are valve guides normally reusable?
i didn't take them out
Jul
29
comment Are valve guides normally reusable?
the guides themselves are not that pricey but i think they need to be machined in...
Jul
27
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
Jul
27
comment Effects of leaky exhaust valves
i didn't mix my valves up
Jul
27
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