1) Valve springs are colored blue on the end. What side faces up.
They are not symetrical--the closer coil spring spacingis on the
2) New pistons (OEM) stick out the top of the block by 0.010"
Do I need to correct for this problem? There are 3 solutions
a) Mill the piston tops by 0.010"
b) Install an additional head gasket (copper 0.020 thick).
b) Do nothing. Deck clearance with standard gasket will
be 0.030". This is not a race engine--can I get by with only
this amount of clearance? Do not guess--if 0.030 deck
clearance is not enough say so.
Thursday, February 14th, 2013 AT 3:07 AM