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Old 06-30-2013, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it common to leave the valve guides untouched when porting a head? I ask bc I had mine ported a little over a year ago and noticed they were not filed down. After seeing more and more ported heads I see most are filed. Just curious.
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heads that use shim and bucket style valve setups....like the the yfz setup.... dont have lateral forces from rocker arms wearing out guides.....

you can cut the guide down to port wall without any bad side effects.....

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I have read your thread multiple time mixxer and I learned a lot. Thanks. I just didnt know if it was common or likely to not grind them down.
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most of the heads i have had leave the valve guide uncut, I have yet to see any real advantage from cutting it down.
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That's what I was thinking but just wanted to double check. One more question if you dont mind. I have burnt coolant in the exhaust ports of my head and the combustion chamber of the head. Is there an easy was to clean it out or should I worry about it.
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most of the heads i have had leave the valve guide uncut, I have yet to see any real advantage from cutting it down.

on a yfz its pretty much a moot point anyways..... they dont have big guides or big guide bosses..... not much to even cut if you did....

and it wouldnt matter if you did cut the little bit, because the valves are small ...and they are all bucket actuated.....
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That's what I was thinking but just wanted to double check. One more question if you dont mind. I have burnt coolant in the exhaust ports of my head and the combustion chamber of the head. Is there an easy was to clean it out or should I worry about it.
shouldnt be a problem to leave it alone
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Ok thanks mixxer for the advice.
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