Cylinder Head Valve Train Teardown Video-Engine Building DVD

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Basic Engine Building DVD – Chapter 13: Valve Train

The valve train is all of the engine parts, inside the cylinder head, that control the opening and closing of the valves. The camshaft, lifters, pushrods, rocker arms, and valve springs and the valves themselves, all make up the valve train in all motors.

In this section we show the proper way to disassemble and organize the entire system. Gives example of rocker shafts on some motors. A great accessory for this is Goodson tools VTO 80 valve train organizer tray, to keep all your parts together in the right order. Also covers the certain tools you need like a Craftsman pick set, and a lifter extractor tool.

Great shots of our marine engine and the sludge inside it before it went out to the machine shop! is a community and resource designed for automotive enthusiasts. The Basic Engine Building DVD is over three hours of engine building that covers everything from removal and disassembly to final assembly and engine start-up. This is the ultimate DVD for any home mechanic or engine enthusiast that wants to see a complete rebuild from Teardown to Start-Up. This video can be used to learn how to work on almost any type of internal combustion engine including V8, V6, Straight 8, in-line 6 and even 4 cylinder engines.All of the interactive features and menus will not work over YouTube.

This video is great for people interested in car repair, car care, and restoration. As well as hot rods, muscle cars, performance parts, and boosting horsepower. It can also help you to gain knowledge for increasing fuel economy, how to lower your emissions, and covers preventative maintenance to avoid little things like overheating.

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49 thoughts on “Cylinder Head Valve Train Teardown Video-Engine Building DVD

  1. Well I've heard about using a product called "Plastiguage" I heard about it checking clearance on camshafts or something 🙂

  2. what kind of car do you have one of those cofin cars that I see going down the road, hell if you get in a wreck in those they'll just bery you and the car!!!!!!

  3. right after this clip in the full length DVD you can see the valve train parts going onto a thick wire. One at a time, in order. The rockers, rockers pivots, retainers and springs can all be strung onto a wire that is looped off, one wire per cylinder head.
    Then the wires are hung with all the parts in the hot tank and keep their positioning to be kept in order for reassembly if you don't need to but new parts.

    The full DVD shows the entire machine shop process of all parts as well.

  4. Anyone who would talk badly about an organizer tray would obviously have limited experience with disassembling and re-assembling valve train assemblies.

    If you ever take apart a valve train and plan to re-install the components, you'll have an extremely high risk of valve train parts grinding away if not put back to the exact same orientation.

    We can guarantee, bad things do happen if you don't put everything back right.

    If you have all new parts though… order doesn't matter.

  5. Who wears gloves when tearing apart anything?I don't.The only way you have been working on something is the grease and dirt on your hands.Most of the time,a reman is cheaper than rebuilding.Look into the price of parts including machine work and even worse: a cracked block or head,the crankshaft might be junk.A reman 1988 to 1995 350 from Jasper is about $1,200.00 with a 3 year 100,000 mile warranty and rebuilding is about $1,500.00 with a 2 year warranty if the machine shop will stand behind

  6. Considering gloves…some people like to keep themselves and their workspace clean, others don't…pick a side.

    Considering massive engine rebuild companies… do you really thing that the guys on the assembly line that screw together dozens of engines each day really care whether or not they made a slight mistake while putting the parts into just another block in the factory…

    When we build an engine, we like to know that everything was done right. A couple dollars difference don't matter

  7. I am rebuilding a dohc inline 4 and I just started wearing gloves. Mainly because cleanup is pulling them off and throwing out and a box of gloves are cheaper than the bottles of hand moisterizers I had to use to stop my hands from drying out and cracking.

  8. as you get older youre supposed to get smarter . i have started wearing nitrile gloves for tear downs or anything with burned oil for that matter, which is known to cause cancer. plus your woman let you touch her with those hands. or.. if your a woman then thats just gross.

  9. @BoxWrench except theres one major flaw to these valve train organizers and that their inability to keep the tall sitting stuff stable in the instances where your moving the parts or if someone bumpes what ever you have it in or on

  10. @Auszug21 We fully agree with your comment about the flat tray organizer being top heavy and leaving you at risk if it was to be dropped or bumped.
    We've always thought there should be a much better design to a complete valve train organizer. Perhaps one that would allow you to throw the dirty parts into a truck and the shop could even directly put the parts into a hot tank with no risk of mix-ups.
    Perhaps some combination of wire hangers and wire mesh container drawers all connected together

  11. @BoxWrench my instructors told us to just use a small box and punch holes in it with a screwdriver and label each hole to keep them in order but like you said still doesnt help if you want to keep them in order while there in the hot tank

    i also find it ridiculous that most valve orgainzer strays run 50 to 65 bucks for a piece off plastic that isnt fool proof on certain parts

  12. @wafrederick i only wear gloves for the first half of the day that way i dont have to spend 5 to 10 minutes washing my hands just so i can eat lunch that way i have more time to enjoy lunch as well

  13. @gbowne1 this video is a sample clip for a complete DVD that is over 3 1/2 hours long…
    we have many other clips from the 'Basic Engine Building' DVD on youtube as well as samples from other engine rebuilding and transmission videos we offer.

    You can check out the BoxWrench channel here at youtube or go to the BoxWrench site from any of our logos.

  14. @PhyraxDesigns

    Technically this really isn't viral marketing. It's a promo or a trailer for our DVD. Now if lots of people start embedding our clips online (and some do), it could be. Those are usually funny or emotional though.

    Yes, it's marketing of our product, but how else would you advise marketing a video product other than YouTube? Do you expect to find instructional automotive DVD's at your local video store or through Netflix?

    You'll be sure to find us through Google as well :]

  15. @stephmc111 Latex and Nitrile gloves are becoming a standard for all auto technicians.
    If you regularly work on engines and your skin is in constant contact with greases, oils and solvents, the chemicals will absorb into your body through your skin.

    Clean-up for lunchtime or your lady-friend are much easier with gloves…

  16. Next time you want to remove lifters that are stuck, try moving them up and down a few times. They will give up and exit.

  17. love the tip about the wire hanger, and I wonder if the push rods stay in that shallow organizer tray, otherwise the tray looks handy, thank you for making the video

  18. @markzilla6969 three engines are shown throughout this clip…
    First is Dodge 318 V8 from a Dart
    Second is a Chevy Small Block 350 from a Blazer
    Third is a Ford 351 Windsor that was pulled from a boat.

    All engines are 'small block' V8 blocks. You should see how much bigger some of the 'big blocks' get….

  19. @1surenolove4life3 that wasn't a Chevy 350 filled with the oily gunk, it was a Ford 351W that came out of a boat.
    copy this to the end of the YouTube URL to watch the video explaining why:


  20. @stephmc111 Your English is horrible you dumb cunt. Mechanics don't wear gloves? Are you fucking retarded, go ahead and go home and wack off to your gimp dick after you work all day and touch that dick

  21. If you have a knock it it could be the piston on the rod if it's got high miles but in most cases the crank can be polished or in worse caes ground.

  22. @Zoobiesnot Maybe you didn't notice this was a promo clip from a 3 1/2 hour DVD? Or, maybe you could show us all your amazingly informative, educational videos?

  23. @Zoobiesnot Maybe you didn't notice this was a promo clip from a 3 1/2 hour DVD? Or, maybe you could show us all your amazingly informative, educational videos?

  24. hey man i have a 1979 pontiac firebird formula and its a v8, i started it up and now something in the engine is ticking near under the left valve cover (drivers sire) i need help man what to do anwser this please

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