removed cylinder head

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removed cylinder head

Postby viking2476 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:13 am

hi i have a 86 gl 1500 the engine siezed last year and now i have 8 weeks off so today i removed the cylinderhead from the clutch lever side and found a couple of rusty nails in the valve and the cylinder head , firstly i need another cylinderhead as this one is deeply scored ile attach pics if i can . can anyone help or put me in touch with a wing mechanic i knew one up north someware but cant find his website to ask him many thanks viking

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Re: removed cylinder head

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:27 am

Sorry I can't help from over here.....

I just have to in the world did a couple of nails get in there.? :shock:
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Re: removed cylinder head

Postby liquineer » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:32 am

Where in the UK are you- I know of some, but they may not be in your area. I'm in East Anglia.
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Re: removed cylinder head

Postby ct1500 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:40 am

Your engine is not going to the moon , NASCAR race track or an around the world tour. Damage from foreign object ingested is not an automatic head killer. The ones I have seen are usually from a screw not nails which was probably intentional. A valve and valve seat can be replaced high spots of gouging smoothed out to prevent hot spots. Will it be 100% efficient as designed no but will run OK. Piston top and cylinder wall condition will ultimately determine what avenue to take.

Foreign object ingestion will not seize an engine you need to figure out what and why something is seized. If the above was intentional there may be junk in the crankcase also along with gas tank.

Take the head to a local auto machine shop and get their opinion. Tough to see anything from your pics.

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