Valve chipped

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Technical Discussion' started by Raphael Muscarelle, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Raphael Muscarelle

    Raphael Muscarelle Active Member

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    Maybe I should replace this valve. Any thoughts IMG_20191019_192844.jpeg IMG_20191019_192657.jpeg

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    i think its a good idea(y) are they expensive?
     
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    So is that chip carbon build up or metal damage? And considering how much work you've gone thru to get that valve out in the first place, it would make sense to be a thorough as possible and so you don't have to go through this for the rest of the life of the car. So as brand new as you can make that head before you put it back on the better...
     
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    Replace it. Your peace of mind will be worth the price. Otherwise, you will keep thinking of that valve as long as you have the car.
     
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    Clean it up first, for a better look?
     
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    IF you have gone to ALL the trouble to get it apart that far........I would suggest a complete rebuild:
    Pistons, rings, valves, seats, bearings......the whole 9 yards regardless of how the individual parts LOOK.
     
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