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Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
It's definitely the buckets... though I dunno if the valves have stuck to them rather the buckets themselves are seized.
My car had a head rebuild (new valves) following a water pump failure (and consequent cam-belt armageddon).
I rebuilt it all (other than fitting the new valves in the old head) and now it's failed again. The exhaust valves on No.1 (with the sticky buckets) seems to be the obvious candidate. I dunno if the valve stems have just been pushed into the buckets... all the other buckets lifted off easily but these two won't budge or rotate.
Head off will tell me for sure.. but I'm wondering if I could have done anything different (matched buckets to port etc.)
No bullets for Chaingun..