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Old 12-05-2011, 08:08 PM   #1
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Valves - 1988 YJ

Hey guys,

I'm having my (new) YJ towed home tomorrow night (Pics by the weekend). I bought it knowing that the timing chain had just failed. The guy I bought it from reinstalled the timing chain, but it still wouldn't start. (Came real close though).

I'm not a mechanic, but the fellow I bought from ( as well as a lot of internet suggestions ) indicates that probably I have at least one or two bent valvestems or something of that nature.

I'm gonna do the valve job myself (and I am really looking forward to it). It'll be my first-ever... so I'm looking for help. I read the book. It actually seems pretty do-able. So what suggestions do you all have? C'mon, I know you've done this a few times! What am I up against? Also, the book mentions all these "J-" tools? Are the tools at Advance Auo etc. gonna get it done?

Looking forward to your tips.

As always... Thanks,

Tom

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Old 12-06-2011, 11:21 AM   #2
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Pull the head and bring it to an Auto Machine Shop to grind the valves and seats, then replace the head. Don't try to do the valve work at home.

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Old 12-06-2011, 11:24 AM   #3
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Hey guys,

I'm having my (new) YJ towed home tomorrow night (Pics by the weekend). I bought it knowing that the timing chain had just failed. The guy I bought it from reinstalled the timing chain, but it still wouldn't start. (Came real close though).

I'm not a mechanic, but the fellow I bought from ( as well as a lot of internet suggestions ) indicates that probably I have at least one or two bent valvestems or something of that nature.

I'm gonna do the valve job myself (and I am really looking forward to it). It'll be my first-ever... so I'm looking for help. I read the book. It actually seems pretty do-able. So what suggestions do you all have? C'mon, I know you've done this a few times! What am I up against? Also, the book mentions all these "J-" tools? Are the tools at Advance Auo etc. gonna get it done?

Looking forward to your tips.

As always... Thanks,

Tom
honestly man, could just be that the new chain is just off a tooth, i just redid my chain on my 87 no that long ago, but my chain ripped all my cam gear teeth off ive got pics of mine in my build thread which is in my sig if you want reference pics
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