BATSLOMAN GIVES NO FUCKS.
Very, at that price I'd have them do all the guides, then you get another 170-200k out of the engine and the bottom end finishes wearing out the same time as the head next time.I called a local machine shop here in Houston and they quoted me 220 to do the milling and the other tests on the head. They said it would be $10 to replace the broken valve and another $10 if the guide needed replaced. Does that sound reasonable?
When I’m taking the head off I shouldn’t remove the valve train right? I should leave everything as it is including the camshaft pulley? I marked the belt and the pulley so I could remember where the belt goes when I get the head back. I’m just not sure if I’m supposed to leave the pulley on or take it offsure.
CHECK U-TUBE IT HAVE A LOT"S OF DO IT YOUR SELF VIDEO ON COMPLETE REBUILD ON D SERIES ENGINEHi, apologies in advance if I am posting in the wrong section.
I have a 97 civic that lost compression in cylinder 4, I could replace head gasket and see if that is the problem. I figure since I would be going to all the trouble to remove the head, why not just rebuild the whole engine, it has about 170k miles on it. Vehicles are so expensive right now I figured I would finally take a shot at my very first rebuild.
I am sure this information is available somewhere on this site, but does anyone had any good videos/guides that would make it easier for me to successfully do this? I am not a mechanic but have worked on my own cars for about 15 years. Never tried doing anything with any internals, block or head.
Also, I am not trying to upgrade or go for any type of power boost. I just want an economical, quality build that will be reliable.