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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-06-2017, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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3.0 Vulcan Cracked Valve Seats!

Hi guys and gals, so this is my first post here so I hope this is the correct place for it.
Like the title says, I have 2 cracked exhaust valve seats on the bank 2 head. Has anyone ever experienced this? I know about the valve seat issue with the earlier models, but have never seen or heard of cracked seats?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-08-2017, 07:37 AM
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Yes. Good used heads are cheap and plentiful.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-12-2017, 06:07 AM
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Remanufactured heads with hardened seats are less than $300 a pair on ebay
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-12-2017, 09:08 AM
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Cracked seats, cracked heads, are more common than you would think on some engines.

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