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Hardened valve seats?

Anyone had problems with them? I would be scared they might loosen up. My head are fine right now (knock on wood) but would like to know if the extra money would be worth it if my head do go? I understand a crappy machinist could screw them up, and I should only go with a reputable machinist. What you fellas think?

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It's a fairly common procedure, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just make sure the shop is used to doing it.
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Maybe this will help: How to Machine the 6.0

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That thread is WAY to far over my head

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Thank guys. a2elvis I did look at that before, but he mentions not having one fall out "yet". And that worries me. Just wanted to hear if any guys had any problems.

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I have personally seen dozens of heads installed on trucks with the full workup on them. Full valve job with hardened valve seats in all exhaust side, machining crack repairs and pressure testing. Its pretty expensive, but IMO its worth the money. I have yet to see an issue with any of the trucks. I have never even heard of the head work being done and then having a seat fall out... Guess its possible but very unlikely.

My truck has the full workup on the heads and rest assured if I have an issue I will post up.

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thank you a2elvis, sound like the way to go.

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