You can click my avatar and 'start a conversation' with me if you like. It may be best to keep this thread discussion going as the information here might help someone else doing a 2.7L job. After valve lapping is done, I usually like to double-check the valve face and valve seat contact area with Prussian Blue paste to make a 'print' of the contact area and be sure that the sealing surfaces are in 360° contact. The blue should be all around the valve. You don't want to see thin spots like this one: IMG_1123.jpg image016.jpg I'm glad to hear that the valves don't appear to be bent. That would just be more expense.