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Old 12-30-2009, 03:34 PM   #21
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I have my rockers pulled will that matter?
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I have my rockers pulled will that matter?
Nope...your checking the valve seats.
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Ok, I just checked around the base of the springs and no new bubbles were forming. Valve seats I guess are good. The push rod was all the way up. That would be top dead center??

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The bubbles were from mixing the water and soap.
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Yep...push rod/piston all the way up is TDC.
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So wouldn't you say the valves are leaking by, not the seals?
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If you want then next...add a film of soap over the intake on the head in the suspected bad piston. This will tell you if you have a leak on the intake or exhaust side. If the intake doesn't leak, you can pull the exhaust manifold off and do the same thing. More than likely your looking at pulling the head anyway, but you can rule out a piston and piston ring if you get air leak on the exhaust or intake valves.
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Sorry I jumped the gun and pulled the head before you posted. Last night while putting air to the cylinder it was leaking out of the intake runner and the injection port. I also checked the tailpipe to listen for air and I couldn't hear any.

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So, I have pulled both heads and they look just fine. The cylinders are all smooth with the cross-hatching still visable. I'm going to have the heads magnafluxed and freshened up.

So who has the best head gaskets? Also what belt for the */c do I use if I have a 3.4 pulley on. I can't read any numbers off the old one. Thanks guys.
Also, should I clean the pistons off or is the carbon better left alone. What is the best method for cleaning if I do need to clean them.

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