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Old 01-29-2013, 06:17 PM   #33
photomd
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Originally Posted by khale View Post
Appreciate the thoroughness. This all helps me a lot. I guess I should have stated I'm not entirely a novice when it comes to mechanics, but I'm absolutely not on the level of Click/Clack. I own many tools, including a torque wrench.
[deep south southern draw]Don't tell them boys from the UK about a torque wrench. Evidently they have a genetic mutation that enables them to torque by feel. We 'Merican's are the only ones that need torque wrenches.[/deep south southern draw]

IMHO, I'd say button it back up and watch your valve adjustments every 500-1000 miles. From the pictures I've seen, I don't think you need head work.It looks like your valves and seats look good. If there's no wiggle of the valve in the guide with the spring removed and no exhaust blow by, I'd say you're good. If you want another opinion and you're an ABC member, I'd bet you could email Oak for another opinion: that might be helpful. It might be worth running the adjustment issue by him as well.
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