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View Results: Let's hear your experience with Valve Jobs
I installed BMW valves and had no problems 23 42.59%
I installed BMW Valves and had problems 3 5.56%
I installed SI Valves and had no problems 2 3.70%
I installed SI Valves and had problems 3 5.56%
I installed Swiss Intervalve Valves and had no problems 14 25.93%
I installed Swiss Intervalve Valves and had problems 1 1.85%
I installed Black Diamond Valves and had no problems 17 31.48%
I installed Black Diamond Valves and had problems 4 7.41%
I installed Moorespeed Valves and had no problems 2 3.70%
I installed Moorespeed Valves and had problems 1 1.85%
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:18 PM   #1
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Valve Poll -- Something different

I wanted to post a valve poll. The valve question is driving me nutz, and it was a short journey to begin with!

Sorry if I missed a valve but these are the one's I am most familiar with. I'm trying to get an idea of the installed base vs issues. Don't know if this will answer that question, but it's the sharpest tool I got...

I could post 10 options on the poll.

*** There is a mistake in the numbers on the poll. "Chipsdad" voted in every category and borked things up a little. Subtract "1" from any number you are interested in.

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Old 09-10-2012, 02:20 PM   #2
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:49 AM   #3
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More valve reports please!
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:00 AM   #4
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More valve reports please!

Bump for more valves!
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:20 PM   #5
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More Valves Please!
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:58 PM   #6
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Go Intervalve!
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:06 AM   #7
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Go Intervalve!
Indeed!

More Valvoles please!
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:20 PM   #8
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Thumbs down Valves

I installed a set of valves and seats from San Jose BMW that only lasted 20,000 miles. I do not know what brand they were.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:31 PM   #9
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I installed a set of valves and seats from San Jose BMW that only lasted 20,000 miles. I do not know what brand they were.
Curious, how long ago was the Valve job done?

What part didn't last?
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:07 PM   #10
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Bump for the Valve thread.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:19 PM   #11
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R80G/S- Swiss Intervalves, 20,000 or more miles ago, no problems yet.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:35 AM   #12
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R80RT 1990, R100R heads, 336 cam, 9.5 pistons. Intervalves for more than 40000 miles, no problem.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:58 PM   #13
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These Swiss valves look to be the shizzle!
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:07 AM   #14
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Curious, how long ago was the Valve job done? 6-93

What part didn't last?
Both, the seat was hammered and the valve keeper groves were very worn and the face of the valve.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:25 PM   #15
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Both, the seat was hammered and the valve keeper groves were very worn and the face of the valve.

I think the keeper thing is a common story, had not heard the seats being hammered though unless the keeper grovves being worn facilitates that.
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