I bought a 03 accent twin cam head from the junk yard for some cam software
testing I have been doing. I have a couple questions. (I knew the head was
trashed when I bought it)
1.) all the intake valves were bent.
I presume this to have been caused from the timing belt breaking.
I thought its more typical for the exhaust valves to get bent when a timing
Is there another common reason these may have been bent ?
Are the intake valves getting bent more typical when the timing belt breaks
on these engines ?
2.) The valve keepers sit way down inside the head how do you deal with that
I used a tube between the valve spring compressor and the retainer to allow
me to take the valves out of the head. There was very little space to fish
the keepers out with a magnet. I was wondering how to get the keepers back
in place. Is there a trick to that or a special tool ?
It was hard enough for me to get the keepers back in with the soft springs I
use for testing, and those don't require the use of a spring compressor.
fortunately I don't really have to put this head back together, but it would
be nice to know if I ever changed my mind.
I would add that it seemed like a very nicely designed head.