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Guest Message by DevFuse

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valve stem seals

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#1 Guest_turblowxt_*

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Posted 28 July 2003 - 08:00 PM

Is there any way to get the valve keepers out to change the seals without removing the head. I dont need to do anything else or hope its that way. Im tired of all the embarasing smoke coming down hills.<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/embarassed.gif ALT=":o"> :x oh and not to mention the film all over the wiendshield

#2 Guest_lumpycam_*

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Posted 28 July 2003 - 11:55 PM

Yes , There are several types of valve spring compressors that work without removing heads.Check with your local parts store to see wich will work best for you.I know some of the parts stores even rent these tools so that you don't have the expense of the tool for one time use.I would suggest the type that your screw the handle to compress spring.I like this type from all my experiences.Good luck with replacing the seals, I too have to do this on an ea82 soon.

#3 Guest_Russ Hill_*

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Posted 29 July 2003 - 12:13 AM

But you'll have to keep the valve from falling back into the cylinder. I know two ways.
1. "The old rope trick". Which is to push small diameter rope into the spark plug hole then bring the piston up until it will hold the valve in place.
2. Pressurize the cylinder with compressed air. I have done this one. I used the adapter from my compression tester. You could also use a leakdown tester as well.

But if you have time... It's like 12 bolts and a few connections to jerk the motor and pull the heads. While you at it you can fix all the annoying oil leaks! :)

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