BLUE's Copper ZXT

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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

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Post by BLUE » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:36 pm

DRIVEN wrote:What's the wavy thing between the retainer and keepers?
Oh sharp eyes I see ... :thumbs:

yeah... *hangs head* that's the #5 intake valve retainer itself apparently it got hammered on or something (not sure if the chicken or the egg came first?) , and shall be replaced/fixed :|
#5 Intake valve has problems , and I'm sure it is a sticky valve.. ( fought me a little bit taking it out.. carefully as I could :| )
#5 won't be going back in ... I slid in #4 , and #6 intake valves into the #5 intake valve guide... with = success.
Rocker looks good though.

Shall be replacing it , and moving forward !

:troll:
DRIVEN » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:24 am wrote:
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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

#142

Post by BLUE » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:03 pm

Alright so #5 intake valve was deemed crap on the valve stem.
The problem area was just below the retainer keeper edge = mushroomed.
Even though it was not bent , and had free operation throughout it's range of lift/spinning.... the awful bugger wouldn't come out without a fight.

I then wen't to my spare P79 head , and borrowed a few GOOD intake and exhaust valves (in case I need more , but not likely).

(Spare head)
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borrowed valve looks excellent !
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DRIVEN » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:24 am wrote:
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2. Go make mo money.
3. Repeat.

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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

#143

Post by BLUE » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:04 pm

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Bad valve on the left (I had to sand it a little to get it out of the guide... grrrrr) , and good valve right .
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Bad left , and good right
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DRIVEN » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:24 am wrote:
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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

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Post by BLUE » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:06 pm

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Top = bad
Bottom = good
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With all that being said I'm almost done checking the stuff on the head (yeah I take my time lol) , and will re-assemble here soon hopefully.
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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

#145

Post by BLUE » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:57 am

#1
exhaust valve needs lapping.
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#6
exhaust valve needs lapping
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The rest look good to go after cleaning and inspection (they have been lapped previously not long ago).
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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

#146

Post by BLUE » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:48 pm

shifting gears and moving in a slightly different direction...

I pulled the camshaft and camshaft towers off to make sure all the alignment dowels were in place after a hunch.
For the moment I'll be using a different head.
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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

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Post by BLUE » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:51 pm

This is the spare head , and these pictures are in the process of cleaning.
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Making sure the oil passages are clear/clean can get a little weird for me. I taped off the entry holes on the bottom to minimize perpetrators.
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keeping debris out if possible.
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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

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Post by BLUE » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:54 pm

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Getting ready to lap the valves at this point then trolled myself.... ( I must find my valve lapper first.... doh !!)
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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

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Post by BLUE » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:57 pm

I forgot to say earlier I pulled out all the valve train on this head obviously. The lifters , rockers , springs , and pads are in the other box on my workbench. All of these components are in order ;)
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cleaned all the valves up with a wire wheel. (carbon was much harder to get off some then others .. this miffs me a bit lol)
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This all should move on along faster at this point ... for the head at least :|
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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

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Post by 510freak » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:23 pm

Keep up the good work Blue.
The detail put into posting this is just incredible, Great for future reference for people!
Props,many of them to you David :fyea:
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Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.

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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:32 pm

All of this^^^^
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.

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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

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Post by BLUE » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:45 pm

Everyone likes to see/have pictures in a build thread ... or do they ? :|

Muchas Gracias amigo's !!
:fyea:
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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

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Post by 510freak » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:50 pm

BLUE wrote:Everyone likes to see/have pictures in a build thread ... or do they ? :|

Muchas Gracias amigo's !!
:fyea:

Oh yes they/we do, the posts/threads you document, take it to the highest level in my books David!
Well done!
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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

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Post by BLUE » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:27 pm

Valve grinding time.
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DRIVEN » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:24 am wrote:
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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

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Post by BLUE » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:29 pm

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Touching that up later as needed.
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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

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Post by BLUE » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:30 pm

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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

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Post by BLUE » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:31 pm

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DRIVEN » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:24 am wrote:
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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

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Post by BLUE » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:32 pm

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DRIVEN » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:24 am wrote:
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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

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Post by BLUE » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:33 pm

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DRIVEN » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:24 am wrote:
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Re: BLUE's Copper ZXT

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Post by BLUE » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:34 pm

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getting there .. green tape blocked off both oil passages.
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DRIVEN » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:24 am wrote:
1. Make progress until broke.
2. Go make mo money.
3. Repeat.

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