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1. Inspect cylinder head for warpage at deck and manifold surfaces. Resurface cylinder head if warpage exceeds specification. See CYLINDER HEAD table under ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS.
2. After resurfacing, use a depth micrometer to measure distance from deck surface to 3 cast pads. See Fig. 16. Replace cylinder head if dimension is less than .044" (1.12 mm). New cylinder head dimension should be .054-.066" (1.37-1.68 mm).
No replacement procedure is given by manufacturer.
If valve stem oil clearance is not within specification, ream valve guides for oversize valve stem. See CYLINDER HEAD table under ENGINE
Valve Seat Correction Angles
After grinding, if seat width is too wide, use 20-degree or 70-degree stone to reduce seat width. A 20-degree stone will lower seat. A 70-degree stone will raise seat.
Valve Spring Installed Height
1. Install valve, valve retainer and keepers. Pull upward on valve, and measure height from top of spring seat to spring side of valve retainer. See Fig. 17.
2. Ensure spring installed height is within specification. See VALVES & VALVE SPRINGS table under ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS. If measurement exceeds specification, add shims under valve spring to obtain correct height.
Valve Stem Height
With valve installed in cylinder head (closed position), use steel ruler to measure distance from spring seat to valve tip. Distance should be 1.935-1.975" (49.15- 50.17 mm).
Valve Stem Oil Seals
Oversize valve stem oil seals are used for valves with oversize stems. Intake and exhaust valve stem oil seals are different. Install oil seal according to part number and package instructions.
Fig. 16: Measuring Cylinder Head Thickness