Jeep Wagoneer/Commando/Cherokee 1957-1983 Repair Information

Valve Seats



See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: Checking the valve seat concentricity with a dial gauge

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Fig. Fig. 2: Valve seat width and centering after proper refacing

The exhaust valve sets on the 4-134 and 6-226 are replaceable. All others have integral seats. Check the condition of the sets for excessive wear, pitting or cracks. Remove all traces of deposits from the seats. The seats may be refaced with a special grinding too, to the dimensions shown in the Valve Specifications Charts.

On the 4-134 and 6-226, you can replace the exhaust valve seats by driving them out from the bottom with a driver made for the purpose. This requires removal of the engine from the truck. Remove the head, crankshaft, camshaft and pistons and rods. The new seats should be chilled with dry ice and installed immediately. They are driven into place with a seat installation tool. After installation, they should be ground to a 45º angle.