Thread: Can These Heads Be Repaired??
07-17-2008, 09:20 PM #1
Can These Heads Be Repaired??
SORRY. Couldn't get the photos loaded in the last post.
The first three are the bottom of the VALVE head - as you can see, two valve tips snapped off and fell down into the cylinder. Cylinder was shattered in half, and it fell down into the lower case - when the rod came around, I guess it hit the valve tip and shoved it into the bottom of the block case and put a hole in the block - did NOT go all the way through. These are the last two pictures.
Last edited by BartenderSmalley; 07-17-2008 at 09:22 PM. Reason: Adding comments.....
07-18-2008, 05:44 PM #2
Have a look in the the 4-tec performance forum and see mine has done exactly the same thing on the same cylinder and valves. The head can def be repaired and i guess you could weld up the bottom of that block as well. Mine was a hell of alot worse than yours.
07-18-2008, 05:44 PM #3
07-18-2008, 09:20 PM #4
DAMN. LOL. So I have a pretty common, expensive, recurring problem - just what I wanted in a new (to me) ski.
Thanks for the info. Working on something now to determine the direction I am going to go with the engine. Need to find a decent machine shop that can do the repairs.
07-18-2008, 10:56 PM #5
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07-19-2008, 11:57 AM #6
2004 GTX SC
Talked with a machine shop from the site here and the valve head and lower block can be repaired/rewelded with new seats, etc. So I think I may go that route - even if I end up getting another motor, just to have them here or use the other motor for parts.
I don't know...buy a used motor from a wrecked ski and possibly end up with someone elses motor that was NEAR failure but not quite there yet, or rebuild mine with repair costs and near, upgraded parts. Tough call.....
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