[Diy_efi] Reality check - no efi content - long winded
Bill - Comcast
Wed Aug 30 01:03:51 UTC 2006
6 new exhaust valves later the heads are ready to put back on. Anyone
know if the head bolts are reusable or torque-to-yield? Also, anyone
know the torque specs for the head bolts, rockers & intake?
Bill - Comcast wrote:
> Hi Leo,
> L&A in Glenville, NY did the work. They're just north of Schenectady.
> Air in the spark plug hole showed bad exhaust valve, air leaking out
> the tail pipe. "L" of L&A fame says it's a chunk of carbon holding
> the valve open, swears the valves are OK because they did a
> compression test.
> Leo Schneggenburger wrote:
>> Hi Bill,
>> I am not sure but I think this is an interference engine. It sure
>> sounds like a bad valve at the least. Head gaskets are also a common
>> issue on these engines and the fact that you are low on the adjacent
>> cylinder makes me wonder about that too. Can you put air into the
>> cylinder as a test? It should of course seal which it won't. Then see
>> if air is coming out the intake manifold or the exhaust or look for
>> bubbles in the radiator. You will know what to do after that. BTW, I
>> am in "Upstate, NY" but I know that in NYC, /*anything */above the
>> city is considered upstate and since you are from the tri-state area
>> you probably think the same way, so where and who worked on your car
>> if you don't mind answering? Privately if you wish.
>> Bill - Comcast wrote:
>>> Sorry for the off topic post but I know there's a lot of mechanical
>>> knowledge here and thought I'd solicit some opinions on this situation.
>>> We just returned from the vacation-from-hell. Amy's wagon ate the
>>> timing chain in upstate NY. We got towed into a garage where they
>>> quoted 4-5 hours labor, $450 to $500 to fix it. They stumbled and
>>> bumbled around with it for 3 days (each time I asked they were
>>> almost done, only a couple more hours) while we waited and finally
>>> at about 5:30 on the third day they started it, but it ran like
>>> garbage and was leaking antifreeze from around the water pump and
>>> had a major oil leak from the valve cover. They fiddled with the
>>> plug wires for 2 more hours before they finally gave up and pushed
>>> it out of the bay and into the yard. They went home to supper and
>>> left me, Amy, and the 2 kids (7 & 4) sitting in the car for 5 hours
>>> waiting for my car hauler to be brought up from CT.
>>> Oh yes, before they went home they handed me a bill for $1050.
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