03 450 head rebuild time?
Posted August 03, 2014 - 06:38 AM
I'm thinking its time to do the intake valves and might do the rings while I'm in there. My question is: what's the best approach for the valves? Get a rebuilt head? Get a shop to do the valve job (guides and seats too of course)? Is that something I can do myself without specialised tools?
What about stainless valves? I'd happily trade off performance for reliability / longevity...
I'm Canada it takes forever to get parts so I want to have a good plan before I tear the engine down completely and I don't want it sitting in pieces collecting dirt for weeks while I wait for shipping...
Any thoughts would be appreciated
Posted August 03, 2014 - 03:41 PM
OEM is best
Re cut the head/seats for the new valves
Replace the seals, keepers, springs, timing chain, TCTensioner, etc
Posted August 10, 2014 - 07:01 PM
Posted August 10, 2014 - 07:13 PM
No. You need to mic everything for service limits, that come from your service manual