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This is a discussion on valve spring help within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; As you can see in the pic its not going on center. is there any trick to this? (yes its ...

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    valve spring help

    As you can see in the pic its not going on center. is there any trick to this?

    (yes its a big pic but i wanted as much detail)

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    I don't see a problem. Are you saying the keepers wont break free? If so, smack the stem with something thatcwont scar it. I used a extension and it worked for me.

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    i cant put the lock in on the left side. the "hat" is right on the valve stem. I cant get it to center

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    Is the spring sitting correctly? Are you referring to the valve on the right of the picture with only one keeper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Is the spring sitting correctly? Are you referring to the valve on the right of the picture with only one keeper?
    yes the one on the right not left lol. i took a break from it for the night. im going to try again in the morning.

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    Looks like they could stand to be squished down a bit more to me.

    I never did fancy that particular tool much,,,doesn't leave much wiggle room. The single spring tools are much more forgiving when it comes to that.

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    If you're talking about the gaps where the two arrows are pointing it does'nt matter..

    The distance between the 2 halfs is'nt large enough to create a problem..




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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Looks like they could stand to be squished down a bit more to me. I never did fancy that particular tool much,,,doesn't leave much wiggle room. The single spring tools are much more forgiving when it comes to that.
    I also agree with this but thought it might have been the photo..

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    Are your sure its not because 1/2 of your keeper is out already on the one on the right and has the spring cocked? i would use a socket over the retainer and give it a quick smack with a rubber mallet (make sure you have air in the cylinder first),, break it free first before you try to take them out with the tool.. the keepers are tight like a tie rod end or ball joint once there "locked in" after so many miles..

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    I think we mis understood each other. i got it to work. I was trying to put the locks back into the new springs. It wasnt compressing centered. after some of fighting I got it to go in.

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    ^^oh gotcha ,, sorry i thought you were taking them out lol,, sorry ill learn how to read next time but wait you are definitly using the wrong retainers ,, the spring has to fit snug in the retainer for control ..
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