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Old 06-07-2013, 05:53 PM   #1
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Svt valve question

I bought an svt focus with a bad timing belt last week and just finished pulling the head and was expect the worst but heres what the head and valves look like. There doesn't seem to be any damage (im still going to get it checked out) but i was wondering if it was common for the valves to look this undamaged and also what valves does everyone recommend?



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SVT takes SVT valves,,, unless you have deep pockets and want Ferrea. IMO, it's not worth deviating from stock.

... and I really can't tell a damn thing from a dirty pic.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:47 PM   #3
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oops posted this in the wrong sub can a mod move it to svt?
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:00 PM   #4
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Moved to the SVT performance section for ya.

Personally I would have replaced the timing belt and see what kind of compression it has. We've had a local member's belt break and it didn't bend any valves before, though that is rare.
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I did a leak test and the intake valves on #2 are leaking but 1 3 and.4 have help for two hours no leak. Hope that's all that's wrong I think I just got a killer deal
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Yup definitely looks good. And I am the local member that SleepyBoy was talking about.

I lucked out where my T-Belt slipped but no damage.

When you put it back together, buy a new gasket and new studs. The old studs may be worn and stretched ... wouldn't want that back in the heart of your engine.

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'Personally I would have replaced the timing belt and see what kind of compression it has.'

No way would I do that, you could tap bent valves some more and knock off a head to further damage the engine. If the valves are pretty much a given to bend as on SVT, you should not be playing with fire like that. A few may luck out but rare.

If by studs we mean head bolts they are most likely TTY bolts and MUST change. One time use only.

The pic shown would reveal badly bent valves but very slightly bent ones would not show in it.
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yeah already ordering some arp head bolts. Taking it to a machine shop in the morning

1 3 and 4 had no leak just 2. I cleaned some of the buildup away as well and #2 sealed better i might take them out in the morning and clean them and see if that helps before i go to the shop

I was just curious if anyone else had valves look like this since most of the time its carnage in there. Im thinking most of the valves are ok though.

I bought the car with the bay somewhat disassembled so a compression test was way to much of a hassle.
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Chuck valve up in a drill, spin it, you'll find bent quick..................slightly bent sometimes cannot be seen simply looking at them. Turning you see it instantly though.
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Well I let it soak overnight and did another leak test only one intake valve its leaking taking it to get checked but I think I got really lucky with the damage
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