Valves not sealing? Valves not bent? This is how you fix that problem. In this video I outline the basic valve job procedure. Cleaning the valves, cleaning the seats, cleaning the combustion chamber and lapping the valves in to make a better seal.
Here I cover the process start-to-finish. It's the same exact process for pretty much all non-rotary combustion engines. It takes patience and perseverance to do this job, but anyone can do it. Reference your service manual for measurements and service limits. Everything else that's not in your service manual is in this video.
I apologize for not having broken busted crap to work with in this video. It's more beneficial to all of you when bad fortune falls on me because it gets well documented, and many people watching these videos are looking for answers. If you have bent valves, you will discover it quickly once you chuck one up in the drill. You'll see the face of the valve wobble around while it spins. You'll see evidence of this damage on the valve seat. If it's bad, you may see damage on the valve guides in the form of cracks or missing pieces where the valve guides protrude through the head ports. Give all that stuff a good visual inspection. ...and if you doubt yourself, never hesitate to get a second opinion or consult a machine shop. They will have access to expensive tools that you wont find in your average gearhead's garage.
Cylinder Head 201 - Radius Cut Valve Job
This video covers the complete valve job process that your machinist might
perform. If the 100 series videos didn't help you identify and correct a
problem with your cylinder head, then this is the next step. This video is
brought to you with permission from my machinist in full 1080HD, and covers
cleaning up the head inside and out, preparation and setting up a radius
cutter, cutting all 16 valve seats, valve grinding, and spans 3.5 hours of
actual work in under 30 minutes. There's nothing like this anywhere else
THANK YOU BALLOS PRECISION MACHINE. Thank you for the professional
explanation and execution of a job excellently-done, and un-precedented
access to your facilities.
A valve job is done by re-grinding or replacing valves, and then having new
seats cut to match the faces of the valves you're using. There are several
different machines that might be utilized to achieve this result, but the
process is the same no matter how it's done. There are seat cutters that
utilize cutting stones. There are valve seat cutters with 3 separate
angles installed 120° out-of-phase, and there are single cutters with all
3 angles (radius cutter) that cut with one blade in one pass. The machine
demonstrated here is a Sunnen VGS-20 Radius Cutter. This machine (now out
of production) produces a gradual curved seat that's superior to the shape
of a traditional 3-angle seat. While a radius cutter does contain the 30,
45 and 60 degree angles, it does so without leaving any sharp edges between
My valve selection includes Supertech 1mm oversized nitride-coated
stainless steel undercut and back-cut intake valves, and 1mm oversized
Inconel back-cut Exhaust valves.
Inconel is a high-temperature alloy utilized in marine and forced-induction
performance engines that can handle more abuse than steel can without
melting. The other characteristics of the valves which are discussed
typically yield bigger gains in airflow than simply using a bigger hole and
a bigger valve.
Why I did this to a perfectly-good cylinder head:
I changed cams. Because the valves were previously recessed during another
valve job 9 years ago, my valve installed height was increased and this
raised the operating positions of my rocker arms. My new camshaft
selection dictates using the stock valve install height. The only
solutions to this valve install height problem are to either replace the
valve seats, or install oversized valves. I opted for the latter.
Cylinder Head 106 - Casting & Porting Tech
No really guys, what can I type here? I just went on for 18 minutes
without shutting up. I apologize for deviating from my normal format, but
we're almost there...
...when I port a head, there will be no voiceover, and it will be a
How To Torque Cylinder Head Bolts - EricTheCarGuy
How To Torque Cylinder Head Bolts - EricTheCarGuy
Well this was a fun one to make. I believe I covered everything but if you
feel I haven't please let me know in the comments below as well as any tips
you might have to add as well. I'm not trying to make a big deal about
"pound feet" or "foot pounds" I'm just trying to put that out there, the
important thing is that you get the proper torque and get the job done
right in my opinion, what you decide to call it is up to you.
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4g63 Block Oil Gallery Mod
This modification is intended to improve your 4g series engine's oil
delivery. People frequently discover large chunks of flash in their
engine's main oil gallery. It's because the galleries are part of the
cast, they're not machined into the block. There is also a very rough
sharp edge where the main oil gallery is bored into the block, and oil must
make a slightly greater-than 90° turn in order to begin its course to the
parts it lubricates. Both of these conditions cause turbulence in the oil
flow. My goal in this video is to eliminate as much of that as I can.
This is a cheap and easy modification if you have the tools, and the
patience. Any engine with cast-in oil galleries could probably benefit
from this. Be careful not to cut into the high pressure oil gallery or
else you will circulate un-filtered oil to the #1 main, oil pump, and rear
balance shaft. You will also deprive the rest of the engine the oil
pressure it needs to operate. So in short, punch a hole in that and it's
trash. I did this my way, everyone may choose to do this a different way.
I just wanted to make this video to raise awareness.
Also, there's a great thread on DSMtuners about this. Pictures and
everything. Written by a machinist and friend of the DSM community. Go
give him some reps because he's posted a lot of great info about the DSM
oil system over the years.
324 Oldsmobile Cracked Cylinder Head Repair
This Oldsmobile 324 Rocket cylinder head has a crack, watch John Edwards as
he repairs is at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine. (949) 631-6376 Be sure
to "Click" and SUBSCRIBE.
How to Reseat / Lap Valves (Basic Valve Job)
In this video i'm explaining how to reseat or lap valves in a flathead or
overhead valve engine. Also can be called a valve job, but this is not a
complete valve job. I also used to much valve grinding compound, it does
not require a whole lot. Usually when a engine needs this done is when a
engine has low compression that is found to be leaking around the valves,
or sometimes a engine will backfire do to the valves not closing
completely/properly. Thanks for watching.
Engine Exterior Cleaning
Cleaning the exterior of my engine block with citrus degreaser and aluminum
brush. Scrubbing away the grime can help detect oil leaks but can also
make them worse. Cleaning is a double-edge sword. It's always best to
bring leaks to the forefront instead of keeping them hidden by grime. My
philosophy is not to hide the leaks but to detect and fix them. Adam
Singer is co-creator of the music track (collaboration).
Cylinder Head 103 - Deck Tech
How to clean, inspect, and determine what you can do with your cylinder
head. Also how WHAT you do affects your oil system. There are many
variables at play when you make changes to your cylinder head deck from
your oil system, compression ratio, your valve timing and potentially even
disaster. 'best not to go that far with it. Watch this video and avoid it
if you're building your own 4g63 head.
The differences between this head and a 1g head are mostly related to port
sizes on the intake and Exhaust, and
different sized head bolt holes. The 7-bolt uses an 11mm bolt, and a
6-bolt uses 12mm. 1g heads have gigantic intake ports, but aside from
that, valve geometry, oil system functionality and the service limits are
all the same.
Also, click these links for in-depth discussions about oil port
modifications for all generations of Mitsubishis, and specifically for 2g
head installations on a 1g block.
4g63 Oil Port Modification:
2nd gen head on a 6-bolt block:
Possibly 2 of the best threads on 'Tuners for anyone considering a
1g-in-a-2g or for anyone that wants to know everything about a DSM oil
Many of you have seen this one before. I apologize if bringing it back
Domestickilla gave me a crankshaft, and it's a nice one that I want to
clean up and use again. You'll be seeing a lot of it and because of this,
this video deserves to be here. I fixed what I broke, and this was my
In this video Ballos Precision Machine demonstrates magnetic dye penetrant
testing, crankshaft polishing and inspecting the balance of a "butchered"
4g63 6-bolt crankshaft.
Cylinder Head 104 - Remove Valves & Springs
Just one of many ways to remove valves from a cylinder head. I haven't
seen a valve compressor like this one on YouTube yet. I know it's nobody
makes them like this, because this one is a custom hack job specifically
for 4g63 heads... but it's extremely effective and easy to use.
Since I don't own a valve grinder, valve spring pressure testers (for
installed height measurement), or valve seat grinding stones... there are
several services I'm unable to perform myself. But since I can get the
head disassembled to this state, it would be easier and cheaper for me to
have them serviced by someone who does.
Valve grinding machine time is cheaper if they don't have to tear down the
head. You can lap them in yourself, but if the seat's in really bad shape,
it will require attention to allow any of those efforts to be worthwhile.
Valve seat grinding if necessary needs to be done with the proper tools,
and if the seats must be replaced, then it can get expensive. Usually
$20-ish a hole. Sometimes an oversized bore can be cut into a factory
seat. I'm ordering a set of valves to see if that's possible.
How to change Head Gasket on VW 1.9d engines
How to change timing belt on a volkswagon caddy van 1.9 standard diesel
engine. Same procedure for most diesel engines. Also useful if changing
timing belt, tensioner, cylinder head etc.
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cylinder leak test how to check for bent valves
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Cylinder Head 107 - 4G63 HLA Lifter Tech
I have all 3 revisions of the DSM lifters in this video. This will help
you identify which ones are in your cylinder head, as well as illustrate
the cleaning process, and each lifters' advantages and disadvantages.
WHEN you finally have to perform maintenance on these lifters, they're a
bigger pain than a solid lift valvetrain is (ONCE). BUT if you follow the
service schedule on a solid lift valvetrain, HLA's are a smaller pain
You'll never need feeler gauges to adjust these hydraulic lifters, and
you'll never need to know their gap. You can't adjust them. You'll just
know whether or not they're good by the amount of noise they make. 3
things can cause trouble with them. Clogged lifters, insufficient oil
pressure, or insufficient oil volume.
So before you sail your oil pump down the river, you can follow the steps
in this video to rule out the first variable. You can actually remove and
re-install them without taking the timing belt or camshafts out, but that
will be another video. Chances are you already know this. The second and
third potential issues COULD be your oil pump, but for your oil light isn't
on and if there's ever been machine work in its past history to either the
head or the block, I explain in "Cylinder Head 103 - Deck Tech" what a
frequently-overlooked part of the cylinder head is that could be a
contributor to the issue. That link is in the video.
I MENTIONED ANOTHER COOL VIDEO: it was here...
Thank that author as well. He did a great job! I don't know the guy and
claim no credit to his work, I'm just giving him a shout-out.
COMP Cams How to Set a Valve Lash
Valve lash is the mechanical clearance in the valvetrain from the valve tip
to the rocker in a pushrod engine using solid lifters. Watch as COMP Cams
explain how to make lash valve adjustments with the proper tools.
Honda Civic cylinder head removal...How to!
Basic overview of cylinder head removal on a 2000 Honda Civic with D16Y8,
How to remove engine head for head gasket replacement! All the steps are
basically the same for 1988-2000 civics with D series motors. Check out my
channel for the prep and installation of the head gasket!