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Old 09-04-2007, 01:39 AM   #13
DSM_Outback
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Originally Posted by 2.5SR40WRX View Post
Well I work at a machine shop here in Chicago and the largest buckets we have are .503's and I'm still off more than .010 almost all my clearances. P&L is the place that I had do my heads last time and whoever does their machine work adjusted the head by taking material off the stem of the valve instead of getting the right buckets to match the valves. Now I'm trying to use those same valves in my new setup and I'm having a difficult time. My fear is that I'm going to have to buy all new valves since they took so much off the top of them. This wasn't something done by P&L personally, I'm 100% not bashing them by any means. The work they do up there is great. So if .510 is as big as the buckets go then it looks like I need to get some new valves.
As probably already know you can bring stem height back up a bit by having the seats cut and grinding the valve faces a little bit...There's nothing wrong with setting lash by grinding the stem tips a little bit, especially on Supertech valves, as it seems they have trouble making 2 valves in 16 the same length.
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