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Author Topic: Preventative Maintanence While Changing Valvesprings  (Read 300 times)

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Offline EDT

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Preventative Maintanence While Changing Valvesprings
« on: September 15, 2017, 02:21:04 PM »
I'm about to switch to the Supertech 78# valvesprings and am wondering if there is any need-to-do preventative maintenance while I have everything apart. I've heard the timing chain guides can fail? My engine has just at 100k miles and I have been turboed for the last 10k. Thanks

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Re: Preventative Maintanence While Changing Valvesprings
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 04:00:58 PM »
Can we assume you have a 2.4L engine due to your statement about only 10K turbo miles?


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Re: Preventative Maintanence While Changing Valvesprings
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 04:48:46 PM »
That's the case!

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Re: Preventative Maintanence While Changing Valvesprings
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 05:09:59 PM »
If you have the front cover off I would do the chains and guides. They can fail catastrophically.
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Re: Preventative Maintanence While Changing Valvesprings
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 08:47:59 PM »
I can attest to that

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Re: Preventative Maintanence While Changing Valvesprings
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2017, 09:50:06 PM »
I can attest to that

Did we ever get to see what the other end of your timming chain looked like?
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Re: Preventative Maintanence While Changing Valvesprings
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2017, 10:00:31 AM »
We did not.

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Re: Preventative Maintanence While Changing Valvesprings
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2017, 02:27:09 PM »
In addition, I'd recommend you should swap out the valve stem seals too. If the head gets completely disassembled, maybe look into lapping the valve to their seat. 
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