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Re: [T3] Stretching valve stems?


On 12 Nov 2005 at 12:51, Dave Hall wrote:

> Worn guides allow the valve to seat off-square, which I guess increases the
> stress on that part of the stem.  Certainly that's the thinking behind valve
> heads breaking off.  Is it a reasonable assumption to expect that some
> elongation might occur before fracture?

That seems reasonable, but I'm hoping that someone will tell us that 
under certain circumstances an exhaust valve can actually stretch 4-6 
mm without breaking. Personally, I doubt it.

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