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Vanagon Engine Tap?
« on: April 18, 2009, 08:18:05 PM »
I have an 85í Westy with a loud tap.  I took a compression test and my #4 cylinder has zero compression.  Thereís also an exhaust leak on the driver side of the engine.  Iím assuming I have a stuck exhaust valve.  Someone told me I could just replace that head and be done with it.  Iím thinking I need a rebuild.  Iím kind of learning as I go here.  Does anyone have some input here?
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2009, 08:18:57 PM »
Should one replace one head without the other?  I have a youtube link with the noise.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by cebulas »

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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2009, 08:19:42 PM »
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by cebulas »

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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2009, 09:04:28 PM »
As to replacing only one had, I'd say that would depend on how many miles are on the engine, or since the last times the heads were done.

I'd lean to doing both at the same times.  My $.02
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