[Vwdiesel] Help - messed in the head...
swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Thu Apr 14 21:58:33 EDT 2005
Today I went to pick up the head I dropped off at JB precision last week for
a valve grind, resurfacing, new guides, etc. First thing I noticed was they
had *painted* the head! And it wasn't even a decent job, it looked like grey
primer! Next, I noticed the surface wasn't very smooth - I could see arcs
from the cutting tool sweeping across the surface every 1mm or so. In a
few spots, it appears a piece of harder material (probably from the pre-
chamber inserts) had dragged across and left a groove in the head.
The machine shop was closed, so I was unable to speak to the guy who
worked on it. I left it there and said I'd call in the morning.
In addition to the two things I think they messed up on, I also noticed a
hairline crack on one of the pre-chamber inserts about 1/4" long - should I
worry about this?
I am going to ask if they can strip the paint off, and smooth the surface - I
am worried it will not seal well with the lines left from the cutter. The head I
saw at the other shop I visited was like a smooth mirror finish - that's what I
Any advice on how to proceed is appreciated. ThanksShawn Wright
'85 Jetta D
'88 Westy 2.1L, soon to be 1.6TD 5 speed
(see progress at http://members.shaw.ca/vwdiesels)
'82 Diesel Westy
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