Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cologne, Germany
you don't remove the head to adjust the valve 'gaps', but if the valve needed grinding in or replacing, or a new seat, then obviously you would.
I think it depends what your mechanic was doing and just how you undertood him.
Dom - Alfa Spider 1990 S4 - formerly: Alfa 101 Sprint, 2600 Sprint, Montreal - family classics: Jensen Interceptor II, '58 Hooper RR Silver Cloud I, Shadow II, '60 Corvette.