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Valve coating question
Posted 13 May 2004 - 02:41 PM
Are the valves coated with a heat control substance from the factory? If they are, I just ruined these valves by removing the stuff.
Also, I began cleaning the heads by soaking them in Toluene for a few hours before bristle-brushing the gunk out of the chambers and around the valvesprings, etc.... By doing that, did I just ruin the valve seals? I wasn't planning on doing a valvejob before bolting the heads onto the block.....Now I'm not so sure I should puth the heads on until I replace the valve seals, guides and maybe even the valves if I screwed them up.
Any info is helpful!
Posted 14 May 2004 - 07:22 AM
Your valve stem seals are TOAST now! Even solvent or really high temp water will damage them, but toluene...man, are you sure they even still exist!?
I'd expect to see a little puddle of goo.
The valve guides should be ok.
Posted 17 May 2004 - 03:07 PM
There goes another week of the car being motionless..... :0
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