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Old 03-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #1
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new piston with oil on top

ok what a mess engine drop valve messed up piston so i replaced rod piston rings etc... order remanufactured from heads dot com so to make a long story short after install sounded like valve was tapping engine was making loud tapping sound and ran pretty bad.. i contacted heads dot com they told me to let car idle for a hour to get oil up to valves did that still tapped so they sent me another head...also after install of first head and driving around the block car was burning oil pretty bad...upon removal of head to put 2nd head on i had some oil on top new piston that i installed??? is this because of rings? or new piston not seated/worn in yet any ideas on this?


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Old 03-04-2013, 07:54 AM   #2
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Could have been a valve seal that came off its seat in the head, did you use assembly lube on the lifters and cam in the new head? You 100% sure you installed the rings correctly? You install new rod bearings and torque everything down to spec? I have done 4 of these and they all have tapped up in the head area but only for 15-20 seconds till the oil pumps up the lifters.
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UPDATE so put 2nd head on and everything was good to go... only problem is a little oil burning i guess it will do this until rings seat...first head must of had a stuck valve...car started right up walked inside came out i thought car shut off it was so quiet

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Could have been a valve seal that came off its seat in the head, did you use assembly lube on the lifters and cam in the new head? You 100% sure you installed the rings correctly? You install new rod bearings and torque everything down to spec? I have done 4 of these and they all have tapped up in the head area but only for 15-20 seconds till the oil pumps up the lifters.
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Shouldnt be burning any oil (at least none that you can actually see coming out of the exhaust), did you hone the cyls for the new rings?
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:24 AM   #5
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appeared to be burning oil at first maybe first 10 miles...rings must have seated no more oil burning! also could of be the oil or whatever they spray on head! fyi all so just passed emission...after alll wasnt to bad any problems down the road i will do the swap

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