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modfather

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valve guides
« on: 14:22, Sun 25 October 2009 »
i have noticed that i have a damaged valve guide and its causing the valve to stick any ideas of what i can do about this

Ash-Lee

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Re: valve guides
« Reply #1 on: 15:45, Sun 25 October 2009 »
You can have new guides fitted, probably best for an engine builders to do. If they quote a crazy price then you can probably find a decent used head off someone.

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Re: valve guides
« Reply #2 on: 09:20, Mon 26 October 2009 »
yeah i was thinking of that i have heard it can be costly but i also heard that some1 has cut them flush with the head is that a wise idea  :?:

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Re: valve guides
« Reply #3 on: 12:20, Tue 27 October 2009 »
The shorter they are the more wear they'll get faster because of the lesser surface area. People can get away with it racing because the engine will be rebuilt a lot and they can switch them out. For a street car the benifits are nill for airflow. What do you mean the valve sticks? Is it stuck without moving at all or does it get to a point and stick?
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Re: valve guides
« Reply #4 on: 13:30, Wed 28 October 2009 »
the valve gote bout half way and sticks the guide is damaged jaggid edge however i have paid for another head hoping that will be ok big thanks for your help :D