After the winter storage my weekend project will be new umbrella valve stem seals. I have the original pedestal non adjustable valves. I'll have all plugs removed and air keeping the valves closed. I need a little help determining after I do the #1 cyl TDC to do both intake and exhaust seals do I simply reassemble and retorque my pedestal bolts 18 - 22 ft. lbs?
The next cylinder would be #3, so would this be a minimal crank rotation and watch the rotor button point to that distrubuter location #3 so both valves are then closed to prep this cylinder, repeat and work my way around the firing order?
So, will replacing both valve seals per cylinder and a one time torque of the rocker bolt do it? Thanks
After replacing the seal and reinstalling the valve spring retainer and keepers, give the whole assembly a medium smack with a plastic hammer to ensure everything gets seated properly, then reinstall your rocker arm per specs.
Job complete! Not too bad, using air to keep the valves up did the trick. Another tip, realign and compress your valve spring even more after you remove it. It will give you better clearance to install the keepers. I ended up doing both valves per cylinder by rotating the crank around the rotor button firing order. Torqued to 20 ft lbs. I kept 4 plugs in at a time to keep the engine from turning when applying air, it made rotating by hand still pretty easy. Rechecked timing and took it for a spin, better throttle response and no more oil fouled plugs! Thanks for everyones help!!
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