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Re: Valves



> Ok really quick I know on one head I got a bad exhaust valve, but the head
> seams fine otherwise. I think the heads are a 1976 and a 1979 ( got 76 and
> 79 stamped in one or the other) Now I cant seem to find any thing else wrong
> with them can I just pop in new valves and clean it up???

The stamped numbers are probably not dates.
 
> And if I do go new valves what do I have to do to allow the engine to run on
> unleaded??? I can find anything on this in the Muir/Chilton and Bentley

The OE setup is fine with unleaded gas.  Avoid suppliers that offer 
to upgrade you (for a price) to an unleaded configuration.  The 
important points of the OE setup is that the valve guides be bronze 
(not cast iron) and that the intake valves ( I think it's the 
intakes) be the more expensive ones with the chrome plated stems.

The older non plated valves are still available, but they should not 
be!  Beware of this false economy!

Jim
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Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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