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    Project "I love pain so I'll replace my valves"

    Not really a project but closer to masochism. Worried about the 99% salt water riding for the past 7 years I decided to go ahead and replace the valves on my 05 RXT. After a smooth start, scrapped knuckles a few beers and some cursing I got the head out. Crappy pics but you get the idea. Now I'm scared to get the cam timing wrong when I go to put back together....which knowing my luck won't be for another year or two as everything I touch always goes horribly wrong.
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    chin-up brother...

    If you dont shed a little blood during a project like this, somethings wrong.

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    You will do just fine. The cam timing isn't as hard as you think it is.

    What valves are you going to use? I highly recommend the Ferrea valves. They're actually cheaper than a set of the OEM valves.

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    How many hours? Were you fogging? If so it doesn't look like it was working

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb87 View Post
    Not really a project but closer to masochism.
    There ya go! Get those hands dirty!

    Quote Originally Posted by eb87 View Post
    Now I'm scared to get the cam timing wrong when I go to put back together....
    Piece of Cake.

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    160 hours on it. It was fogged but not as often as I should have. Having only dealt with 2 smokers it was something I overlooked.
    While I have the head out, anything else I should do? is that oil jet upgrade worth it? I forgot to order an exhaust gasket from the 4tec store when I ordered the head gasket and bolts so I'll be placing another order.

    Edit, I guess riva valves. I missunderstood Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb87 View Post
    160 hours on it. It was fogged but not as often as I should have. Having only dealt with 2 smokers it was something I overlooked.
    Chris is going to install Ferea (I think that's what he said he was going to use). While I have the head out, anything else I should do? is that oil jet upgrade worth it? I forgot to order an exhaust gasket from the 4tec store when I ordered the head gasket and bolts so I'll be placing another order.
    There is no gasket for the exhaust

    The oil jet is good for higher RPMs, but you may as well do it while the head is out. hate to go back in there again...

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    so no benefit for lame rec couch riders like me?

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    +1 go with the ferrea valves in the store....The timing isnt bad at all. Get everything locked down then fine tune it from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb87 View Post
    Not really a project but closer to masochism.
    Did you lose your head?

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