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Old 05-05-2013, 06:45 PM   #1
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Wish I could or knew how to make a poll. Probably need to pay...


Either way... I say we should create 1 damn thread about the discussion of the exhaust valve problem in the LS7 and make it a sticky. I don't know about anyone else but in my opinion there are way too many concurrent never ending threads about this issue and its mucking up this forum to be honest.


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I tried that myself and it went as far as 2 weeks at best. Just too many variables to capture every LS7. On a positive note, POLLS are free. When you make a thread, there should be an aread to check that says "POLL". If you leave it unchecked, your thread will be posted as a simple thread, without a set of poll questions.
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As a sidenote for the forum, the moderators here don't listen to feedback when we ask for a thread to be stickied. Good luck with getting anything stickied on this forum lol
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I tried that myself and it went as far as 2 weeks at best. Just too many variables to capture every LS7. On a positive note, POLLS are free. When you make a thread, there should be an aread to check that says "POLL". If you leave it unchecked, your thread will be posted as a simple thread, without a set of poll questions.
Thanks, I found the option. I also appreciate the feedback. You would think there are a lot of variables but mostly all I see is 37 pages of insults and a few solutions peppered in.

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Shame.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:01 PM   #5
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Wish I could or knew how to make a poll. Probably need to pay...


Either way... I say we should create 1 damn thread about the discussion of the exhaust valve problem in the LS7 and make it a sticky. I don't know about anyone else but in my opinion there are way too many concurrent never ending threads about this issue and its mucking up this forum to be honest.


Anyone else agree?
The discussion of this matter will continue for as long as it continues to happen.

There is no abating the discussion of it.

As it increases in frequency, or potential instances of it increase in frequency, so will the discussion of it .

Another potential one just about an hour ago.
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-z...r-exhaust.html

This new one to go along with the one from Bill Dearborn, 1 Bad Burb, Cantevendrive78, all within about a 7-10 day period.

All confirmed, feared or believed to be the same issue. Stock exhaust valve failure.

But do know, that if it were not happening, then there would likely be no discussion of it.

One thread though?????, and you would wind up with perhaps thousands of posts in it, making it impossible to navigate.

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Thanks, I found the option. I also appreciate the feedback. You would think there are a lot of variables but mostly all I see is 37 pages of insults and a few solutions peppered in.



Shame.
Not sure what you are looking for my friend.

There are two basic ways of handling this problem.

1. Stock valves, bronze guides.

2. Stainless steel valves, bronze guides.

Pick an option based on what you have seen in terms of the reports in here, what cylinder head professionals and shops that you trust after you have had a chance to ask yourself just why you trust them, have to say, and go with the option you are comfortable with.

No need for a new poll.

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Old 05-05-2013, 07:34 PM   #6
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The discussion of this matter will continue for as long as it continues to happen.

There is no abating the discussion of it.

As it increases in frequency, or potential instances of it increase in frequency, so will the discussion of it .

Another potential one just about an hour ago.
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-z...r-exhaust.html

This new one to go along with the one from Bill Dearborn, 1 Bad Burb, Cantevendrive78, all within about a 7-10 day period.

All confirmed, feared or believed to be the same issue. Stock exhaust valve failure.

But do know, that if it were not happening, then there would likely be no discussion of it.

One thread though?????, and you would wind up with perhaps thousands of posts in it, making it impossible to navigate.



Not sure what you are looking for my friend.

There are two basic ways of handling this problem.

1. Stock valves, bronze guides.

2. Stainless steel valves, bronze guides.

Pick an option based on what you have seen in terms of the reports in here, what cylinder head professionals and shops that you trust after you have had a chance to ask yourself just why you trust them, have to say, and go with the option you are comfortable with.

No need for a new poll.
Are you seriously turning even this thread into another valve discussion?

Thank you for proving my point. Either that or you missed my point.

Also quite honestly Quick. I see the same 5-10 people posting about it. Sure new threads come up and they should be consolidated. Lots of other reasons to own the Z06 and reading threads on this forum was my point.
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Wish I could or knew how to make a poll. Probably need to pay...


Either way... I say we should create 1 damn thread about the discussion of the exhaust valve problem in the LS7 and make it a sticky. I don't know about anyone else but in my opinion there are way too many concurrent never ending threads about this issue and its mucking up this forum to be honest.


Anyone else agree?
Consolidation would be good. Too much clutter.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:52 PM   #8
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Consolidation would be good. Too much clutter.
Too much BS quite honestly. Look at that other valve thread. A pissing match for the last 7 pages.

Quick, I like you bro, but how can you say that is productive? Also its what every single thread about this issue turns into with the same participants.


The next drama the next drama thread:

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-z...est-video.html


This one too:

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-z...r-exhaust.html


Both will turn into 10+ pages of pissing match over the same crap with no new data. That is my point Quick.
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Too much BS quite honestly. Look at that other valve thread. A pissing match for the last 7 pages.

Quick, I like you bro, but how can you say that is productive? Also its what every single thread about this issue turns into with the same participants.


The next drama the next drama thread:

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-z...est-video.html


This one too:

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-z...r-exhaust.html


Both will turn into 10+ pages of pissing match over the same crap with no new data. That is my point Quick.
it's just now starting to get rolling. the failure rates are gonna go up. I agree with you. but when ppl lose a 15k engine some will be pissed and make their own thread I would
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it's just now starting to get rolling. the failure rates are gonna go up. I agree with you. but when ppl lose a 15k engine some will be pissed and make their own thread I would
1. Agree on the consolidation, OP. Or a sub-forum.

2. Why must a holed block result in a $15K engine? Seriously, wouldn't a bare block and a rebuild with salvaged parts be an option? For sure you'd need: bare block, couple of valves, one bare cylinder head, one piston, probably a piston pin and maybe a rod. Plus all the consumables (gaskets, bearings, bushings, seals, etc). Crank should survive, shouldn't it?

Some stuff you probably couldn't clean the debris out of and should replace to be on the safe side: oil lines for sure, intake manifold maybe, cats maybe.

I have to be overlooking something?
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:17 PM   #11
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it's just now starting to get rolling. the failure rates are gonna go up. I agree with you. but when ppl lose a 15k engine some will be pissed and make their own thread I would
1. Agreed. That will happen as these older cars get more miles on them.

2. Very rarely do you see the person who creates the thread in more than two to three posts on that thread. The other 600 replies are the bickering and pissing match trying to figure out who what where when and why and who works where and can debate better and who is more right and who works for GM.... ect ect.. lol you get my point.
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Too much BS quite honestly. Look at that other valve thread. A pissing match for the last 7 pages.

Quick, I like you bro, but how can you say that is productive? Also its what every single thread about this issue turns into with the same participants.


The next drama the next drama thread:

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-z...est-video.html


This one too:

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-z...r-exhaust.html


Both will turn into 10+ pages of pissing match over the same crap with no new data. That is my point Quick.

What exactly are you looking to do here propain?

I'm curious.

Because if it is to make one big thread, that nobody will be able to find anything in it.

Besides, my point was, the options for management of this matter, which is really all that is left to discuss about it, as there is no longer any question as to if it exist, have already been discussed, and that was outlined in one of those two options.

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Old 05-05-2013, 08:38 PM   #13
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What exactly are you looking to do here propain?

I'm curious.

Because if it is to make one big thread, that nobody will be able to find anything in.

Besides, my point was, the options for management of this matter, which is really all that is left to discuss about it, as there is no longer any question as to if it exist, have already been discussed, and that was outlined in one of those two options.

Clean up the BS on this forum. Sorry, just cranky watching a good thread turn into a pissing match between you and Mark for the last 3 days and got me to this point.

What can be found in that wonderfully productive thread anyhow that can't be found in the 87 page sticky above about the "Official GM response" I can answer that, nothing we haven't read before. So why the need to pollute every single thread with it?


A consolidated thread discussing the topic would be better. Why must every thread turn into a 20 page pissing match? Quite honestly its turning a good forum into a sewing circle. I'm sure many have either choose to ignore it or not come here anymore because of it.


Someone posts that their car blew up:

"Sorry, that sucks, we feel your pain, Check out this sticky for the info you are looking for"

Seems pretty straightforward to me. But hey.... fight the good fight if you must in every thread. Seems exhausting to me and I don't know how you haven't tired of it yet.
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Step 1 attack posters with experience and information in valve threads.
Step 2 complain about bickering within the valve threads.
Step 3 congratulate yourself on mastering the interweb.

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1. Agree on the consolidation, OP. Or a sub-forum.

2. Why must a holed block result in a $15K engine? Seriously, wouldn't a bare block and a rebuild with salvaged parts be an option? For sure you'd need: bare block, couple of valves, one bare cylinder head, one piston, probably a piston pin and maybe a rod. Plus all the consumables (gaskets, bearings, bushings, seals, etc). Crank should survive, shouldn't it?

Some stuff you probably couldn't clean the debris out of and should replace to be on the safe side: oil lines for sure, intake manifold maybe, cats maybe.

I have to be overlooking something?
I have seen 3 engines destroyed by exhaust valves first hand. Out of 3 of them all 3 had the crank destroyed. One busted in half actually and the other 2 had the rod/rods welded to the crank. Also, you can't even imagine what else this destroys around it. Motor mounts, oiling systems, and the parts that exploded embed in everything from the intake to the exhaust where it's not salvagable. Hell even 1BadBurbs engine wiring harness was destroyed. It's not a pretty sight and very costly
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Clean up the BS on this forum. Sorry, just cranky watching a good thread turn into a pissing match between you and Mark for the last 3 days and got me to this point.

What can be found in that wonderfully productive thread anyhow that can't be found in the 87 page sticky above about the "Official GM response" I can answer that, nothing we haven't read before. So why the need to pollute every single thread with it?


A consolidated thread discussing the topic would be better. Why must every thread turn into a 20 page pissing match? Quite honestly its turning a good forum into a sewing circle. I'm sure many have either choose to ignore it or not come here anymore because of it.


Someone posts that their car blew up:

"Sorry, that sucks, we feel your pain, Check out this sticky for the info you are looking for"

Seems pretty straightforward to me. But hey.... fight the good fight if you must in every thread. Seems exhausting to me and I don't know how you haven't tired of it yet.
I think I understand what you mean.

And what information would the sticky contain?

Thanks
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Step 3 congratulate yourself on mastering the interweb.
Hahahahaha
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1. Agreed. That will happen as these older cars get more miles on them.

2. Very rarely do you see the person who creates the thread in more than two to three posts on that thread. The other 600 replies are the bickering and pissing match trying to figure out who what where when and why and who works where and can debate better and who is more right and who works for GM.... ect ect.. lol you get my point.
I agree but the debate should be over at this point there is a problem. and us members should do something about it instead of fighting with each other.
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I have seen 3 engines destroyed by exhaust valves first hand. Out of 3 of them all 3 had the crank destroyed. [...]
Ah. The price tag starts going up for a rebuild, then... I saw that a new bare block starts at $3K; a crank would be another $1K. One (!) piston is $800, a bare head is $1K, one con rod is $350 (cheaper than I would have thought). Man.... over $6K and just getting started.

Okay, thanks for the info
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I think I understand what you mean.

And what information would the sticky contain?

Thanks

I think a good first post with everything we know including statements from reputable shops and their recommended fixes.
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