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Head bolt tips-Never reuse (TTY) head bolts

January 22, 2016 Danny Bender

Head bolt problems are probably the number one cause of installation-related gasket failures. No gasket is going to seal well if you use the wrong procedure to tighten the head bolts. Make sure the torque specifications you are using are the latest, up-to-date numbers.  Make sure all of the head […]

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Cylinder head resurfacing- (Dry Milling)

December 29, 2015 Danny Bender

Extremely smooth finishes require  Cylinder head resurfacing- (Dry Milling) to achieve really low Ra numbers. I like to use CBN or PCD tool bits to do a resurfacing job. You have to make sure you use the correct feed rate and speed – and the equipment is rigid enough to hold […]

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How to install and grind valve seats

December 17, 2015 Danny Bender

Learning how to install and grind valve seats can help solve oil burning issues. [wp_ad_camp_1] The growth in the valve seat insert market can be traced back to the early 1970s when the switch to unleaded fuel took place. Most of the engines in use or that were in core […]