[[UPDATE: after wasting money on valve stem seals without fully investigating what the issue definitely was, i finally took off the right side valve cover which has NEVER been taken off..i found the the rear oil drain hole (theres 2, 1 in the front 1 in the back of the head) was plugged with fiber which is from the 10 year old air filter i had been using..so basically the ENTIRE valve cover was filling with oil force feeding oil into the cylinders. Goes to show, routine maintenance is not a joke..i figured an air filter is an air filter, but i guess not lol.After 10 minutes of idling the Exhaust will start making blue smoke and it looks kinda like "Uncle Buck" lol. It VERY rarely smokes when i drive, only when i take off.
Replacing valve stem seals in 305 H.O. small block chevy from 1986 Monte Carlo SS
I'm putting the original 305HO back in the Monte after taking the ZZ3 out
for my Iroc project. This is mainly to make the car mobile but it may end
up tagged with this engine for a while. Previous owner reported that this
305 has over 100k miles on it and has been out of the car since 1997. He
said it smoked during startup and sure enough the valve stem seals were
worn out. Hopefully this will fix the issue.
This is a video showing valve float in a running engine at high RPM.
Compression Testing and What You Can Learn From It - EricTheCarGuy
Compression Testing and What You Can Learn From It - EricTheCarGuy
Here is a video on performing a compression test on an engine to assess
it's mechanical condition. An engines ability to compress air and fuel is
directly proportional to it's performance since an engine is nothing more
than an air compressor once you take away all the controls. A compression
test is a good general test that will give you an idea of the engine's
overall health but it does not give specific information on what the
problem is should there be one, for that a "leak down test" would be
required, here is a link to that video.
However if you find yourself looking for the source of a performance
problem with an engine, this is a great place to start. This test is often
overlooked in favor of looking at the fuel or ignition system, I think
that's a mistake, if an engine can't perform mechanically no amount of
electronics will make that better.
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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.
How-To Tear Down a Chevy 350 V8 Small Block Engine
Chris Duke from Motorz TV http://www.motorz.tv shows you how to tear down a
junk yard small block Chevy 350 engine to prepare it for rebuild.
Show notes: http://www.motorz.tv/small-block-teardown/
Watch the complete Chevy 350 engine rebuild series:
1. Tear Down: http://youtu.be/LZO1fWVxN4c
2. Machine Shop: http://youtu.be/e3r3wRBoXkk
3. Bottom End: http://youtu.be/gfrYWKi78zc
4. Top End: http://youtu.be/g46s-Vr4Br0
5. Finale: http://youtu.be/mvJNMN-oP68
How to change Valve Seals on Engine head.wmv
Thanks to www.enginebasics.com we bring you this video on how to change out
the valve seals on your head. This video will show you how easy it is to
install new valve seals on your valve guides. Please visit
http://www.enginebasics.com for more information on this and other engine
repair, and performance type articles.
Adjusting Chevy V8 Valves, Hydraulic Lifters, Old School, Hot Rod, Rat Rod '48 Chevy,383
The peice of paper shows the cylinder pressure readings and their
corresponding cylinder number.
I have 400 miles on the engine so it may continue to seat in some.
I did a compression reading and No.6 was lower than the others. The
cylinders averaged 129lbs of compression and No.6 is at 116lbs.
Not a big diff but I thought maybe just maybe the the valves were a little
snug. The engine isn't missing,,I didn't check cam lobe lift. I just
eyeballed as it ran.
I had read where 10% difference is considered "ok".
Listen for the lifter to "Clack",, then when it does,,stop and tighten
until it stops,,then some Old Mechanics go 1/8 more of a turn tighter AND
some go 1/4 more of a turn tighter.
That cylinder will miss for just a second as the lifter adjusts internally
to the new setting.
The rags are just there to keep the oil from the other cylinders from
flying on us,,lol.
The Ultimate Small Block Stroker Engine Build -- Part 1
Part 2 in this series is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_Bu8sEeNFg
The first video in a series building a big inch stroker motor. We're
cramming 427 cubic inches into a small block Chevy with all off-the-shelf
For the rest of the videos in the series, build sheets and even Dyno results, check out
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