Are my valves warped

Asked by Apr 16, 2017 at 04:34 AM about the 1996 Nissan Altima

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1996 nissan altima i had a blown
head gasket so we took the head off and
had itrun and got it put back together with
new gaskets and new timing chain once we
finally got ot cranked after a min it poped
and died i think it jumped time... now my
question is do u think i warpped a valve

1 Answer


All Nissan engines are a interference engine, meaning if the engine timing gets messed up, you could bend a valve. I'd verify that the timing is right, then do a compression test to see if you lost engine compression due to a bent valve.

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