Valve Guides Failure Analysis
Are you experiencing a failure in the valve guides of your diesel engine, but aren't sure why? We're here to take you through some of the reasons you might be having problems with the valve guides in your diesel engine.
It's also possible to prevent some of these issues through proper maintenance of your diesel engine. Take a look at the failures below to learn what you can do to keep your valve guides operating at their best.
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Valve and Valve Guide Wear Caused by Poor Maintenance
The first picture below highlights the wear in the lower part of the valve guide closest to the valve head. The second picture shows the heat discoloration on the lower part of the guide that was caused from excessive heat. This excessive guide wear most likely occurred from improperly set valve bridges and maintenance issues.
Valve Wear Caused by Misadjustment
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Originally Posted November 18, 2015; Edited March 13, 2020