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Old 12-30-2012, 04:22 PM   #9
rdwalker
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Joined: Jan 2005
Location: The Badlands (of NJ)
Oddometer: 2,532
Quote:
Originally Posted by Twilight Error View Post
... The valve is toasted and is only a matter of time before it left me stranded somewhere.
...
This GS has 103k miles.
I think that's crap. Barely 100k on the clock and you already have engine trouble? I'd go complain to the dealer.

Sorry... Could not resist...


However: would that type of failure show up on an external check? That is, with routine maintenance, such as valve-clearance adjustment?

Or, if you did not coincidentally pull the head, would you get a nasty surprise without any advance warning?
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