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Posted by tbird, Dec 29, 2003
Newbie Forum - Beginner/newbie/general DSM modification questions. First mods, how to run 10's when you haven't run 12's yet, any tech question that doesn't fit in another tech forum.
They have a tutorial on this. Your going to need to take off the valve cover, remove the camshafts, and remove the valve springs. You will need some type of valve spring compressor (home made or professional tool). Its really not a whole lot of work, but if you don't have the right tools, it can prove to be very time consuming, or impossible.
but thanks for the lame steer.
Thanks for your time
I don't know what the tool is for. Maybe to help get the retainer cap back on. The shims can be a bitch. I never had to use a special tool to get it off. But, I never had to put the shims back in, the shop that decks my head does that.
So do you think I should just pull the head?
there is an easier way to remove the retainers than that. it is just alittle more "brutal" than most would use, but works just as good.
Yeah, that's the tool I was looking at earlier. It's cool how he did it, but knowing me, It wouldn't come out half as good, and I'd still end up getting so pissed I'd take a sledgehammer to my cylinder head. I need to start looking for that C-clamp valve spring compressor thing atleast.
That is how you remove the springs
I would just remove the head. Less stress and more room to work. It is pretty difficult to install the retainers with the head on.
comes out of my exhaust when my car comes to a stop and then pull away
but not when im driving it stops
my question is how hard is it to install new seals and do i really have to remove my head from the block and if i keep driving the car how bad this can get?
Sorry to say this but oil cant leak from your valve cover to your combustion chamber.
He just might mean valve stem seals.
How many miles on the motor? It may be guide seals, or it may be rings, or it may be ?
. While your in there check for block deck warpage, I believe anything under 0.005 inch (0.127mm) is acceptable. You do not wanna bolt down a resurfaced head to a warped block. Also check for obvious cracks in the block, extreme ridges in the CC, and check for piston play. You might want to go all out and do a bottom end rebuild with all new bearings, seals, pistons, and piston rings. Good Luck
post #5. and post #6 will give link to tool. i chose to take the head off anyway to do further work on it, but you might be able to rent/find someone with one if on a budget.
If you dotn understand let me know.
my car has 100,013 miles on the clock
im thinking about selling and just getting another but thats my last resort