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Old 08-31-2013, 08:09 AM   #1
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dropped valve seat #4

Long story short-my third SOHC engine. The second
engine was rebuilt but lower end failed (after warranty of course!)
but when I pulled the head off this is what I found. (pictures)
I found a good running 100k engine and want to use this
supposedly rebuilt head. I don't like the look of all those dings
from a previous valve seat problem. Does this head look ok?
If not I will get a rebuilt head from either headsonly or odessa cylinderhead.
Any opinions on either of these companies?
I've gotten real good at pulling and installing these engines!!! LOL


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Old 08-31-2013, 08:19 AM   #2
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Looks a little beat up but useable.. If this is your 3rd go around I would think about different options.

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Old 09-05-2013, 05:01 PM   #3
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I found very little metal from the valve seat, a little bit on top
of the piston. My son knew not to try and run it after it stalled
and I only cranked it to do the compression test. Nothing in the
oil pan, intake manifold or egr tube. I'm going to try and clean
out any oil passages I can. Any other places to try to clean?
thanks
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:53 PM   #4
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Received rebuilt head from odessa cylinderhead yesterday (looks real nice).
Installed it today, buttoned everything else up (timing belt, timing belt covers,
valve cover) Will start to put it back in car tomorrow after work.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:31 AM   #5
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Job completed, running great. Did replace #4 piston with one from the
other engine.
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