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Post by 72superbeetle Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:15 am

Anyone ever broke a valve spring? Why did this happen..
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Post by pwmcguire Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:40 pm

72superbeetle wrote:Anyone ever broke a valve spring? Why did this happen..

Just like any part can wear out and brake, It broke. It still sucks that it broke. If they are all old I'd change them all since you have to pull the engine.
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Post by Bugman114 Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:44 pm

a while back on my 2074cc motor, on the 3rd day i had it, a spring broke and dropped a valve. when i got it home some of the springs were so weak, i was able to push them down with one finger Shocked . My guess is the heads sat for a long time, and some of the springs were compressed for years, causing the compressed ones to weaken. anyhoo, i was lucky, and the only casualty was the head, a new set of 042's, with dual springs, ratio rockers, and chro-mo pushrods, and i was on my way Twisted Evil
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Post by rpm750 Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:18 pm

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Post by 72superbeetle Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:28 pm

Yep got it fixed now need new heads tho.
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Post by Bugman114 Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:58 pm

stock motors can really take a lot of abuse. Once i had the throttle return spring break on my turbo motor. I couldn't believe that thing didn't blow up. it revved so hard, before i realized what was going on and shut it off.
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