Which valve saver kit

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philsteward
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Which valve saver kit

#1 Post by philsteward » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:26 am

Hi all,

Just wondering, in the process of finishing the rebuild on my Discovery 3 4.4 v8 which was misfiring after running on gas for about 80k. I haven't opted for hardened seats due to cost, so thinking of fitting a valve saver kit to hopefully get a bit longer before the valves recess again.

Not sure which one to get, you can spend £30 or £120, but if they do the same thing, why pay more?? I assume the Electronic one is more accurate but as far as I am aware addition of some lube, I.e. through a correctly filled and maintained manual one would be fine. I would be planning on fitting the 8 way branch manifold to ensure it is going to all 8 cylinders. Thoughts please?

It is easy to say pay more and it will be better but not sure if that is true in this case.

Cheers in advance

Phil
2007 Saab 9-5 Aero remap to 300bhp with BRC
2005 Land Rover Discovery 4.4 v8 with BRC
2005 Kia Sportage 2.7 v6 with Prins
2003 Land Rover Discovery 4.6 v8 with BRC

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Which valve saver kit

#2 Post by topcat2006 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:47 pm

I've just fitted the vacuum one - can't quite get the right setting. It either seems to use not enough or empty the bottle.... Wish I'd spent the extra and for the electronic kit.

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