Valve Stem Seal Replacement

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Re: Valve Stem Seal Replacement

Post by spetz » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:35 am

Thanks for that guys.
I'll see how I go, and if I am having difficulties replacing the stem seals with the heads on I will consider taking them off.

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Re: Valve Stem Seal Replacement

Post by spetz » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:56 pm

Hey guys,

So I am at the stage of taking the valve springs out.

It is becoming a bit of a nightmare job and I am considering removing the heads as it may be an easier alternative in the long run.

Before I do though... does anyone have any suggestions or know of any special tools that would make this a doable job without removing the heads?

I am considering buying a tool like the one below but concerned that being a V motor there may be no access to get to the rear exhaust valves?
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Alternatively I will be getting something similar to the below tool and removing the heads. I've never removed heads before but from what I can tell I need to remove the intake manifold including fuel rail, exhaust manifold and the head bolts. Any suggestions?


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Re: Valve Stem Seal Replacement

Post by Vectose » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:59 pm

This is why I always remove the engine if I'm going that far down. lol
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Re: Valve Stem Seal Replacement

Post by spetz » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:46 pm

Yeah if the engine was out it'd make things much easier but sadly I don't have the tools (engine hoist, engine stand) nor the space for it.

With the heads off it'd make it pretty easy, but I would much rather avoid taking the heads off


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