View Full Version : disasterous day

20-05-2005, 18:31
Had the ported and polished cylinder head pressure tested today....
****ing oil started pissing out through hairline cracks.... the head is effectively scrap metal.

most annoyed as it will delay me a good week or so.. unless i decide to utilise my cylinder head....hmmmm. Cheesed off.

at least it wasnt fitted to the car! lol... £200+ notes thrown away....well at least i get some valves lifters and cams.

WANTED: Williams Cylinder head or 1.8 16v one at a good cheap price is poss many thanks, gibbo

20-05-2005, 18:39
not to kick you while your down mate, but how come the place that did your port/polish have it pressure tested before working on it ?

Steve a
20-05-2005, 18:41
:( what a bitch. Theres a 16v head for sale on cliosport I think.
19 head on ebay


20-05-2005, 19:17
where is it leaking from, any pics?

20-05-2005, 19:33
Yeah 16v head inc cams up on cliosport, i've posted it in the ebay bit

20-05-2005, 20:28
top of the valve holes, there are hairline cracks.... :-|

20-05-2005, 20:33
valve holes?

Is it in the bowl, chamber, seat, port?

did air bubble up from them?

20-05-2005, 20:52
Can you not take it back to the bloke you brought it off?

20-05-2005, 21:43
FFS! Surley you can take it back? Shouldnt they test it beforehand? If they did then it must be shoddy work?!??

20-05-2005, 23:18
Sorry to hear that fella...where did you get it from anyway?

21-05-2005, 00:09
Me :oops:

I bought it from a scrap yard (fulll engine and ecu for £150) and sold it on to get a willy.....The lad i sold it to never fitted and sold it gibbo

Shitter :cry: :evil:

21-05-2005, 00:32
and a certain person didn't even touch it....................

21-05-2005, 00:34
and GDI worked on it in person....................


21-05-2005, 00:50

21-05-2005, 00:55

21-05-2005, 01:21
hey ho no ones perfect, shit happens and williams owners moan

21-05-2005, 01:38
im gonna bang u two's heads together at FCS. :wink:

21-05-2005, 11:57
from the mech report, the head has been extremely hot at some stage, it has already been skimmed... anyway.. im not right bothered....live and learn..
plan b
will just have 2 b standard valver head cams and remap. :-(

21-05-2005, 13:05
well, its quite possible to repair it.

If its bent, skim, relieve the chambers, use verniers to compensate for head thickness. If a seat is gone, replace, if there is a tiny hole, dab of weld etc etc.

If you really want to run it and its not been mashed by pistons and valves, then its almost certainly recoverable.

21-05-2005, 13:16
well im off to stockport tomorrow to get another head ..but i'lll be kepeing this head and inspedcting it to see if it ebayable.

21-05-2005, 14:11
who did the port and polish

21-05-2005, 17:00

21-05-2005, 18:06
So the oil pissed into the chamber, throught the valve guide?, am i reading that correctly?.

Fukkin bummer man.

21-05-2005, 20:20
lol, get them to tell you exactly whats ****t with it

21-05-2005, 21:30
its was probably done by prima ten years ago lol .. itr was sitting on a solen reovered r 19 that winston found... Winston is the real winner in this farce... the next two people oin the chain are losers,,LOL....