View Single Post
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-10-2021, 06:44 PM
splenderleith splenderleith is offline
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2021
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 16
Not Ranked     
Question Broken Valve Spring

I have a Superformance cobra, built in 1996, with a 460 crate motor. This past Saturday, I was pulling into my neighborhood and I heard a terrible noise. I limped it a few hundred feet to get it into the garage. After some diagnosing, I found a completely shattered valve spring, maybe 7 or 8 pieces. I was able to find the keepers and what was left of the seal. I have some new springs and seals on order. My biggest concern is that I canít get the valve to move. It appears to be in the closed position, with everything off of it (rocker arm and spring seats removed), but I canít get it to budge even the slightest bit. I have given it some light taps with the lead hammer, but it seems pretty stuck. I guess my main concern is if the valve could have bent, below where it sticks out of the head. Has anyone experienced anything like this?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links