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Ive got a couple of questions for the engine gurus:

I've started taking the exhaust liners out of my P79, and found that I'm doing a better job of mangling the things than removing them. Is this a fable that they come out and I'm now screwed, or am I using the wrong approach?? (hammer, pry bar, vise grips, punch + large dose of brutality) Also, for porting, there is a "stairstep" in the port at the base of the valve guide, and a bit of an abrupt 90 degree corner in the port at the valve opening bottom edge. I assume these are the things that I want rid of, anything more? Enlarge?? It'l be a daily driver, and I'm not looking for all out race job.

Secondly, the parts store that I got the valve seals from did'nt have the whole set, they had to get one from one warehouse, another two from another place, and so on. Anyways, I took a look at them today, and half of them were these short little orange-brown things, and the other half were taller and black like the ones I pulled out. Are these both for my car?? the orange ones look way wimpier compared to the black ones. Anybody used the orange ones??

Any insight would be much appreciated.

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> Ive got a couple of questions for the engine gurus:
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> I've started taking the exhaust liners out of my P79, and
> found that I'm doing a better job of mangling the things than
> removing them. Is this a fable that they come out and I'm
> now screwed, or am I using the wrong approach?? (hammer, pry
> bar, vise grips, punch + large dose of brutality)

Yap, that's what I had too do. I used large flathead and hammer. I slit the top and bottom. once I got it split just pull it out one side at a time

> Also, for
> porting, there is a "stairstep" in the port at the base of
> the valve guide, and a bit of an abrupt 90 degree corner in
> the port at the valve opening bottom edge. I assume these
> are the things that I want rid of, anything more? Enlarge??
> It'l be a daily driver, and I'm not looking for all out race
> job.

yap you work the bottom pocket of for better flow. I would enlarge the ports to match and polish out the chamber.

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> Secondly, the parts store that I got the valve seals from
> did'nt have the whole set, they had to get one from one
> warehouse, another two from another place, and so on.
> Anyways, I took a look at them today, and half of them were
> these short little orange-brown things, and the other half
> were taller and black like the ones I pulled out. Are these
> both for my car?? the orange ones look way wimpier compared
> to the black ones. Anybody used the orange ones??

I think I had orange one with my cam kit because they were shorter. My orange ones were from Chevy. Black ones are stock replacement

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> Any insight would be much appreciated.
>
> Dylan
 

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Actually there is an article somewhere where someone has flowtested the heads and states that the P79 outflows all others for power up to 230HP. I amusing a MAxima head with valves changed, unshrouding them, and slight port smothing but definitively with the liners!
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