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Re: Help! Dealer woes . . .

>>Well, here's my cut on Ur-Q piston interference.  As many of you already
know, I had both the inner and the outer valve spring shatter on my
number 4 intake valve recently on my Ur-Q.  I was driving it around like
this for at least 20 miles (long story).  When the head got pulled
off, NO DAMAGE WAS FOUND on either that piston or valve.  So, based
on that experience, I'd have to say that at least on the Ur-Q (7 to 1
compression ratio), they don't interfere.<<

Great news as these pistons are fairly new, right?

>>On the other hand, when I showed the head to John Bekius at Sport Wheels,
he couldn't believe that no damage was incurred.  He said that even with
the dish in these pistons, the outer perimiter of the intake valves is
big enough to hit the area skirting piston dish.  I guess maybee I'm
just really lucky!  Oh, I was running a high lift, long duration
cam.  Baffling, huh?<<

Dan, What's tha plan of attack on the head now?

>From a while ago...

>>Off hand, how much did they want for the 20V Turbo motor?

When we called Shokan one time they quoted $4900 and at another time they 
quoted $8500. Should have gotten out the plastic for the $5k price, not 
really too bad, all things considered.
Dave Lawson  dlawson@ball.com