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Old 03-05-2019, 06:49 PM
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Scratched valve tip question


That is a scratch on the hardened tip of my exhaust valve I got from jammed keepers/valve locks. I sanded/polished down the high points. The keeper rotates around the scratch freely and I can't feel it anymore while rotating the keeper around the tip. I'm thinking this won't cause a problem on my valve train. Like dropping a valve. Anyone think it might cause an issue?
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:41 AM
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Re: Scratched valve tip question

it should be OK....as long as the keepers are not FU. Also confirm the retainer is not galled also
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Old 03-06-2019, 02:38 PM
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Good and thanks for the reply. I will reinspect the keepers but from the few I examined they looked good. I have a set of heads that were sold to me as LE3 heads with different springs. I had the luck to have 15 out 16 jammed and that required a c-lamp to remove them. I am going to with new retainers and locators to be able to use Comp Cams conical springs p/n 7228. They should be able to work on LT1 heads per this post https://ls1tech.com/forums/lt1-lt4-m...​​
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