OT: Buyer Beware

Bulent Celasun bulent.celasun at gmail.com
Sun Apr 14 09:19:42 EDT 2019

I would have never thought about doing such a work myself (at age 60).
This probably shows that my thinking part aged a lot earlier than
your muscles and joints.



Alan C <cole at lantic.net>, 14 Nis 2019 Paz, 16:03 tarihinde şunu yazdı:
> My younger daughter had the misfortune of cam belt failure on her 1995
> Hyundai Accent 1.5 csi. The car has been in the family since new & has
> been a reliable, economic runner. The cam belt had been replaced at
> 100000 & 200000km as recommended but this one failed after only another
> 75000km. The first 2 replacement cam belts were genuine Hyundai but the
> third an after market substitute. Strangely enough, I still have the cam
> belt I removed at 200000km & it looks perfectly OK!  After stripping it
> was found that, luckily, the only damage was bent exhaust valve heads on
> cylinders 1 & 3. (This is an interference engine design). On account of
> the age of the car I didn't want to spend too much on repairs so I
> shopped around for the cheapest set of exhaust valves & a head set.
> First problem - the valve stem oil seals were a loose fit (totally
> useless) so I had to buy better ones. Second problem: the exhaust valves
> were such poor quality that 3 of the stems bent when I was installing
> them in the head using a valve spring compressor. I only noticed the
> problem after I had re-installed the head & was busy fitting the cam &
> rockers, 3 of which didn't line up with the valve stems. Back to square
> one. I will need to buy another good quality set of exhaust valves. I
> will also buy a top quality head gasket - I don't trust anything cheap
> any more. I have successfully done many engine overhauls over the years
> & must say I enjoy this sort of thing but this time, at the age of 75, I
> find I am suffering all sorts of aches & pains I have never had before,
> so this will definitely be the last!
> Thanks for listening. I feel much better now.
> Alan C
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