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This is a discussion on springs and rockers installation within the Internal Engine - 5th Gen forums, part of the 5th Generation Chevrolet Camaro 2010 - 2015 category; just received my vinci high performance dual spring kit and yella terra 1.85 rocker kit. VHP "SS" DUAL VALVE SPRING ...

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    springs and rockers installation

    just received my vinci high performance dual spring kit and yella terra 1.85 rocker kit.



    VHP "SS" DUAL VALVE SPRING KIT LS1/LS2/LS3/LS4/LS6/L92

    PERFECT FOR LS STREET STRIP APPLICATIONS

    HIGH TENSILE CHROME - SILICON STEEL - HIGH LUSTER FINISH
    INCLUDES SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT TOOL STEEL RETAINERS, SPRING LOCATORS ,VITON SEALS , HARDENED LOCKS
    SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR STREET / STRIP LSX APPLICATIONS

    DROP-IN KIT, NO MACHINE WORK
    SPECS:
    155 lbs @ 1.780"
    360 lbs @ 1.230"
    380 lbs @ 1.180"
    400 lbs @ 1.130 "
    coil bind @ 1.070"
    od; 1.300
    id: .509
    will handle .660" lift with ample coil clearance






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    also purchased their valve spring tool. it will work on ls1/2/3/6/7


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    started last night. removed the strut tower brace and engine cover



    next up remove the coil packs





    the rear bolt for the passenger side i used a 10mm gear wrench



    to make the passenger side easier, i removed this 10mm nut holding the line that is over the coil pack



    next up is removing the valve covers, rockers and pushrods. 8mm bolts hold the cover and rockers to the head. after that, remove the spark plug wires and plugs. 5/8" socket for the plugs.





    take a brass type hammer and tap on the spring retainers to break the oil seal on the valve locks.

    now install the vinci dual valve spring tool and cylinder air hose. the compressed air will hold the valves up while swapping the springs.



    close up of the spring tool on the head



    compress the springs until they are lower than the valve locks. i use a magnet to help remove them



    once all four locks are removed, decompress the springs and remove the bar. remove the sprigs and retainers. now to pry up and pull the valve stem seal/spring seat combo off. i used a flat blade screwdriver and wedged on the seal and spring tool.



    here is the oem valve seal



    here are the replacements



    with the spring kit, it comes with spring seats and valve stem seals install the seats and press the seals on until they bottom out. do this lightly. i used a 13mm socket and hammer to seat the seals

    now put the springs and retainers on. use spring tool to compress the springs low enough to install the new locks. once done, slowly decompress the springs, ensuring the locks fit into the groove on the valve, until completely off the spring.

    now 7 more to go

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    painted the valve covers

    scuffed with red wool pad



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    instructions say to soak the rockers in oil for at least one hour. been sitting overnight.

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    finished up today. overall about 6 hours.

    picture of the valve stem seals and spring seats installed



    springs on





    rockers and pushrods on. make sure to add some thick lube to the ends of the pushrods to prevent any galling on startup.





    the rocker kit comes with thicker valve cover gaskets and spacer nuts to add to the valve cover bolts





    valve covers on





    coil packs back on





    crank it up and make sure all is well. no valve cover leaks and major noises not there. if all is well, install cover and strut tower brace and be done.

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