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Old 01-06-2013, 04:46 AM   #8
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Dont drive it until the motor blows, that is a nice car. Remove the head and take it to a mahine shop and have them cut out the old valve seats, and press in the new oversized strengthened ones. Maybe peen them just incase. The local machine shop where I live even had a set of four in stock just because he sees them a lot.

It will be a lot cheaper to just have that done right now, then dealing with damage that occurs from the seat dropping. The SPI is a great econo motor other than the valve seat thing.
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