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If you have been following my other posts about bent valves then this will make sense...

It looks like I will need to replace at least 3 valves.... They are bent at the tips. Probably from hitting the lashpads at an angle.

Here are my questions:

How much should it cost to replace these valves? I am sending this out to a shop to do. Should I replace all of them? or just the bad ones. Can I put used (good) valves to replace the bent ones? Do I need to replace the valve guides too?

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> If you have been following my other posts
> about bent valves then this will make
> sense...

> It looks like I will need to replace at
> least 3 valves.... They are bent at the
> tips. Probably from hitting the lashpads at
> an angle.

> Here are my questions:

> How much should it cost to replace these
> valves? I am sending this out to a shop to
> do. Should I replace all of them? or just
> the bad ones. Can I put used (good) valves
> to replace the bent ones? Do I need to
> replace the valve guides too?

> Steve G
Since it'll be in the shop I would have them disassemble it all, they should have the equipment to check that the rest of the valves are ok and they should also have the equipment to check the guides for any irregularities.
tell them what was going on
and ask them what else needs checked out.
A good (expirienced) machinist
should know what to look for and take care of you.
It's your money so ask around
for advice on who has the best shop in your area. It should be clean, organized,and he should be willing to talk to you directly about your problems and concerns.
 

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Thanks Jeff!

Your advice is appreciated.

Steve G

> Since it'll be in the shop I would have them
> disassemble it all,

Would you suggest towing the vehicle to the machine shop and letting them take it out of the car? Or were you talking about me pulling the head and then taking that over as an assembled unit? cam, rockers, valves in place.

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Re: Thanks Jeff!

> Your advice is appreciated.

> Steve G

> Would you suggest towing the vehicle to the
> machine shop and letting them take it out of
> the car? Or were you talking about me
> pulling the head and then taking that over
> as an assembled unit? cam, rockers, valves
> in place.

> Steve G
Pull the head yourself,not fun but will save yourself a bunch of money. Plus that way you can inspect for damage with your own eyes.
Even if you're not that expirienced any damage to the piston tops should be obvious. A small nick in the piston top will stand out on a fresh engine.hopefully not the case.
taking the whole valve train in is not a bad idea. Have them check the lobes,rockers,lashpads
and such for any damage from those pieces crashing together when the valves decided to pop back up.
Remember, you're looking for a good machine shop, not a general
mechanic.(a good mechanic is great but he isn't necessarily a
good machinist)
keep the faith! and continued
dreams of how nice it will be to have it on the road.
-only thing that kept me going
when stuff didn't work out the first time-
 
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