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    My doing and what not..

    So, my cars been down for around 6 months now and luckily I've had my brothers car to drive to work.. well he's getting his license soon and so I have to get it running.. Some of the guys from our local club are helping me but don't have much time and actually pulled my engine out and hadn't touched it since.. Well when I got the news about my brother needing his car soon I decided enough was enough waiting and Id do atleast most of it on my own.. After a brief explanation a few times I was told how to pull my heads.. I went and picked up a 10mm allen socket and went to work.. in about 45 minutes i got the front head off and have 1 bolt I couldn't get thanks to the EGR for the rear head..

    I was wondering if I was to post a picture of the heads with valves if anyone here could tell me if they were damaged or if I'd have to send em to a shop

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    Could use more info... why did you pull the heads in the first place? Did your timing slip or the belt break? If you want to do a "redneck check" you can turn the heads over so the valves are facing you, without a timing belt they should all be closed. Pour water into each head chamber and see if the liquid drips past the valves. If so, then the valves are bent.

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    i cranked the camshafts by hand.. bad idea.. instead of using the crank shaft when I was doing the 99 lifter swap..

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    It's not possible to damage the valves from turning the camshafts by hand. Period. There's no way you could generate enough force to damage something. Now, if you put some huge locking pliers on the camshaft, then got a breaker bar over the handle...

    Just put a new timing belt on and be done with it.

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    You could have done a leakdown/compression test to verify if they were bent/leaking. You could post up a pic to see if they're bent or not, but if they're bent at all from turning the camshafts you probably won't be able to even notice the bend unless you pulled each valve.
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    right.. well when i finally cranked it at the crank pulley i got a loud "ping" sound and was told that it was the valve hitting cause it was bent..

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