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Originally Posted by 93097004xx View Post
No the main reason I want this done is to quiet the valves. I thought after 37 years this engine needs to be refreshed.

I guess I was wrong.

It's easy to understand the "37 years" bit, because that is a fairly old engine, and with age, one might think "this thing must need work", butt like I mentioned before, the metal engine components do not age out, and if they have not been exposed to salt water, or similar corrosive substances, they are "like new" except for wear, which based on the mileage and the pampering that your car has seen, wear will be absolutely minimal. Only the rubber components are affected by time (various case seals, the oil return tube seals, etc.) but it is obvious when those need attention as the engine will leak more than Paul's sphincter.

And I promise I was not yankin' yer chain earlier; nothing done during a top end overhaul on your engine will quiet the valve train down at all (other than if the valve lash is set on the tight side).
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