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****, ****, ****.

First, I preach to anyone and everyone who will listen: Never leave the splined gears in the vanos. Pull them out with the vanos and reinstall them with the vanos. Everytime I see this job done with the splined gears left in the vanos, bent valves result. Pull those suckers out before you do this all over again, please!

Second, I know of at least one situation virtually identical to this where the valves were kissed, but did not bend, as verified by a leak down test. So run a leak down test. That's the only way to know for sure.

Third, I'll DM you my phone number. Text/call if you get stuck or just want to discuss. I'll be at my shop all day tomorrow.

--Peter
 
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