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    small cracks on head

    so Ive removed the head off the s3 to replace the turbo and on inspection I've noticed a couple of cracks between some of the valve seats and I'm wondering if the head is usable or should I be getting a new head?

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    Hi Mike- you can get some new valve seats inserted. Take the head to a cylinder head machinist and get them to look it over and give you a quote. Worth taking it to someone around your area that deals with cylinder heads as if it is just a few valve seats then it shouldn't cost much.

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    Anything like this?



    Since the head is off, might aswell get it pressure tested before you put it back on
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    andy it's not the valve seats it the material between them.

    and Sandip it's like the bit between the 2 valves seats
    Last edited by Mpathe; 6th February 2011 at 17:15.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mpathe View Post
    andy it's not the valve seats it the material between them.

    and Sandip it's like the bit between the 2 valves seats
    pressure test would rule out any leaks or you could get a large port instead
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    AMK or APY?

    If it's an AMK then I would get it chk'd

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    Just to add, if it's an APY not saying you don't need to get it chk'd, I'd just be more worried if it's an AMK.

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    it's an apy if it makes a difference
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