Cylinder Head 105 - Valve Job Basics
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
Volvo Engine head porting / port matching prep work !
Music : Mr oizo and Gaspard Augé "tricyle express"
Step two in the project :
Gasket matching is a good way to improve the flow in your head (engine
heads only) and to avoid the bad turbulences where they are not supposed to
be : between parts.
It's the first step in your porting job that you should think about ,and do
with your brain and hands.
The castings patterns are often quite "bad quality" (or i should say the
consequence of the application of a mass production process ) and it's the
way to start this kind of job.
Volvo 740 valve adjustment
This car and it's and owner are very special to me. Back in the day, they
called this car a 7 passenger Ferarri. I remember the funny Volvo TV ad's
comparing both cars. It is a 1988 turbo
Volvo 740 2.3 liter 4 cylinder with mechanical shim and bucket valve
adjustment discs. Very simular to the older 1.6 liter VW water cooled
engines like the Rabbit and Scirocco. This Volvo has 272k miles on the
clock, 155k miles on a rebuilt engine and rebuilt head without any valve
adjustments. I rebuilt the entire engine in 2003. Recently the idle quality
became rough and spark plugs started to foul when the two front cylinders
valve seat and valve wear absorbed the valve lash clearances to almost
nothing. This car belongs to a very special client. She'll never know how
many hours I have invested in keeping this turbo Brick going.
MGB Cylinder Head Skim
Anthony at CK Motor engineers in High Wycombe skims the head of our Project
A previous reconditioner had skimmed the head and block out of true, so one
side of each was higher than the other. Anthony corrected this on the CKM
lathe by skillfully setting the lathe bed up after numerous checks and