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
Overhead Cam at 14K RPM
This video shows an operational cutaway of a BMW S1000RR — a 193HP
superbike — bumping against its 14,200RPM redline. A cam and valvetrain
at 118 cycles per second is an amazing sight (and sound)
Comp Cams - How it's Made
Competition Cams, one of the industry leaders in performance engine
equipment, walks PowerTV through the complex process of designing, creating
and manufacturing its high performance cam shafts.
Renault 3.0L V10 at 20,000 RPM
Renault 3.0L V10 between 16,000 and 20,000 RPM
(Renault 2.4L V8 at 20,000 RPM
Some say its a V10 but I can only count 8 injectors...)
Build a JET ENGINE using only a DRILL, GRINDER and duck tape (NO WELDING)
They are simple and you can make one even if you don,t have a workshop and
a range of tools, well thats at least what my plan is but will it work or
will it just turn out to be a waste of time......
See if it works here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EorMrpM6q9Q
All parts used in this video can be viewed on my website here at this
also follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/colin_furze
and my facebook page
To see how to make one properly click here
and then what happenes when you use it to cook
enjoy and hope i can inspire someone.
music by MARCH TO THE GRAVE
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.
High Perfomance valve spring testing 10K RPM
PAC Racing Springs in-house dynamics testing, utilizing a high performance
SpinTron tester. This video shows a Nascar style performance dual spring.
This spring shows good dynamic behavior even at 10,000 RPMs. The visual
analysis is a useful tool to detect dynamic behavior of valvetrain
components at extreme engine RPMs.
Honda Valve Adjustment
Honda valves need to be adjusted on a regular interval and/or when they
begin to make noise. Here is how you do it.