View Full Version : am i in trouble. or should i keep truckin?

04-10-2007, 12:24 PM
started to tear down and clean the cyliner head last night and came across a nick? crack? (missing metal)im sorry im not a motor head by any means, so bare with my virgin verbage... i wish my camera would get better detailed shots hope this does the trick. but anyways, its right at a sparke plug (innerds)(where the spark plug would be at the sparkin end)

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the "hole" or "crack" doesnt seem to go to deep or into either of the areas around it. kinda looks as if its just right there... basically asking, should i continue to clean and waste my time or is this junk now?

thanks guys and gals!

04-10-2007, 12:49 PM
From what I can see it doesnt get into the valve seat so what I would do is take a dremel tool and smooth it out so it doesn't get worse ie more of it break off and use it, course I am a cheapskate. If you have access to another one that you can pick up free or real cheap I would go that route, but you should be ok.

Some one else chime in and tell me i'm retarded now.

04-10-2007, 02:08 PM
yeah its clear of the valve seat, right between the v.s. and the spark plug opening. i am alsl fiscally retentive. but i do have another to check out.... cant i swap out a tracker or any other cylinder head from another donar vehicle? anyone know?

04-13-2007, 12:52 AM
geo metro head will swap. i dont know details on what else it takes but if dose fit. ide just smooth it out like mkyhmltn said to do and run it

04-13-2007, 04:59 AM
looks to me although the pics a very blurry that the chunk is missing right at the valve seat which weould mean that valve isnt going to seal properly and to take a dremel to a valve seat with no head experience I would not do that at all. The head could be welded and machined but I would look into another head. Just my $.02

04-13-2007, 08:06 AM
Thanks Guys.