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    Question broken valve spring reversion

    Would a broken exhaust spring on an exhaust valve cause reversion? Any opinions appreciated

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    Last edited by 28SS; 05-17-2002 at 03:09 PM.

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    I don't think so, water should not be getting back to that level in the first place. The broken valve spring is certainly going to cause a whole host of other problems though. You are running small blocks arn't you?

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    Cool

    Yep! I just fixed a bent exhaust valve that caused a tremendous amount of reversion. I had the dreaded chocolate milk oil.

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    Yes. If the spring is broken, the exhaust valve wont close. So, when the piston is in the suction stroke, it'll suck the water in from the exhaust.

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    Yes I did it last year and had to pull a set of heads and fix them


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