Valve cover again

Steven Hauptmann hauptmanns at MAIL.LLR.STATE.SC.US
Thu Mar 20 09:55:42 EST 2003

Sorry about that, my mistake! Thanks Bernie.

That's how I have always done valve seals. I should have stopped to think
about it before hitting send.

Bernie, would you care to enlighten us on the procedure for replacing valve
seals with the head still on the car. What is your trick to keep the valves
from falling once the retainer is removed? Air pressure? Stuff the cylinder
with rope through the spark plug hole?

Do you recommend the seal removal tool or the overhead cam valve spring
compressor tool?

Steve Hauptmann
South Carolina

-----Original Message-----
From: Bernie Benz [mailto:b.benz at]
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2003 9:29 AM
To: Steven Hauptmann
Cc: 200q20V mailing list
Subject: Re: Valve cover again

Yhat's not true, Steve.

> From: Steven Hauptmann <hauptmanns at MAIL.LLR.STATE.SC.US>
> Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 08:54:04 -0500
> To: 'Scalmanini Steve' <sscalmanini at>, 200q20v at
> Subject: RE: Valve cover again
> The valve guide seals cannot be replaced without removing the valves, and
> the valves come out of the bottom of the head.  This of course requires
> removal of the head.

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