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Re: Valve Stem Seals

> >>  Has anyone replaced valve seals using
> >> the compressed air to hold the valve up system with the head on the car?
> >No but unless I come up with a good excuse (cherchez la femme!) I
> >probably will be doing it this weekend.  
> Please be careful while doing this operation, it works best when you
> carefully lock the engine. A better method is the nylon rope trick.

beg to differ (without experience...).  My man John next door just
laughed when I mentioned the rope trick.  You don't have to "lock" the
engine, just stop the valves from falling out of the head.  Of course
the engine should be prevented from turning during the operation, but
connecting it to the drive wheels via the tranny and blocking the wheels
should prevent that.

anyway, actual btdt's will follow actually btd'ing t.  To mangle a
phrase I thought had something to do with piston position....

Huw Powell


82 Audi Coupe; 84 4kq; 85 Coupe GT; 73 F250