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:eek: haha hello experts my father is changing the head gasket on my little sisters escort we need help in the process of changing the Valve cylinders in the head. We know there is a process and we dont have the cash to fork out for the haynes book can anyone here help that has done this already?
 

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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer.com.

Are you referring to the valve seats maybe? If it dropped a valve seat you'll most likely need to replace the entire head. If the head is salvageable, then a machine shop will be your only option.
 

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Number 1- you really need to invest in a manual. 2- why are you messing with valves if you are changing a headgasket? Are you talking about valve seals? If so, you need to release the springs to drop the valves. 3- do you know how to check the head before you put it back in? You're work may all be wasted if the head was damaged

You need to learn the language to ask questions we can help with.
 

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Are you talking about the lifters? If so, you just need to make sure that they go back into the head in the same order / direction, that they came out.
 

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The valves themselves generally don't need to be replaced on these, unless it has dropped a valve seat.. but in that case the head, piston, and most likely cylinder wall will be damaged beyond repair if this has happened.

If the head gasket itself has blown, then you NEED to send the head out to a machine shop who can do the proper testing with the proper equipment to make sure the valve seats, valve seals and valves are in good condition, and that the head isn't warped or cracked.

It is VERY common for a head to warp/crank on these, ESPECIALLY if it has been overheated, or run low on coolant. This is not something you're necessarily going to be able to tell by looking at it, and if you reinstall a warped/damaged head, it will just continue to leak into the lower end.. best case scenario... you'd have to do the whole job all over again. Worst case scenario - you end up with more damage than in the first place!

So you see, coming on here and asking us how to change the 'valve cylinders' is the wrong thing to do, as there is no such thing. In the head, there are lifters (and their retainers), valves (and valves seats and valve seals), rocker arms, the camshaft, attaching hardware, and of course, the valve cover.

If nothing else, invest in a HAYNES MANUAL... or maybe even an online service such as alldatadiy.com
 
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