Need To Do Valve Guides

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Husky

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I need to do the valve guides in my 90. Does anybody have the specialty tools required that I could borrow for a day, or should I start shopping around?
 

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The guides on these cars are pretty good , they last forever. Not to be compared with the 302 or other old V8s which you had to do them like each 100,000 miles.

What need to be replaced is the valve stem seals , this is common for a high millage SHO.

Just a heads up for you , you may not have to change them at all if its only as a precaution.
 

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Appreciate the heads up and the correction. You're right, I need the seals. I think. I'm burning a massive amount of oil after engine braking. I'm thinking either valve seals or rings, so I'll try the seals, and if that doesn't fix it I'll start getting my 3.2 ready to go in.
 

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Appreciate the heads up and the correction. You're right, I need the seals. I think. I'm burning a massive amount of oil after engine braking. I'm thinking either valve seals or rings, so I'll try the seals, and if that doesn't fix it I'll start getting my 3.2 ready to go in.

The stem seals can be found anywhere: rockauto , local parts store. Anywhere that sells felpro.

Since the title of this thread is kinda misleading , you might want to create another one in the general section (or maintenance) , if you still want to borrow a valve stem seal tool.
 

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Husky I think we may have to meet up and double team this, I need to do the exact same thing to mine. massive oil consumption.... I also have the veal steam tool on its way.
 

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It's not a fun job, just ask clay, but I do have the tools if you need to borrow them, just let me know
 

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It's not a fun job, just ask clay, but I do have the tools if you need to borrow them, just let me know

Sam, be prepared to run through the list of cuss words several times over. Also be ready to have one of the clips go flying across the garage when you think its seated properly and then you let loose of the spring compressor which you will then hunt for for 2-3 working days.


...Jussayin'
 

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This does not sound like a lot of fun .... I will also be doing this soon .... I love my sho I love my sho ah .... Fu*k it
 

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Sam, be prepared to run through the list of cuss words several times over. Also be ready to have one of the clips go flying across the garage when you think its seated properly and then you let loose of the spring compressor which you will then hunt for for 2-3 working days.


...Jussayin'

OMG, no shit!
i had my heads on the head bench at school.... its got a neat little spring compressor and every little magnet tool and pic you need. But damnit! 3 times i thought it was perfect and one went shooting up to the ceiling and then landing about 15-20 ft away.

i spent 2 hours finding the first one.... the last 2 i stole from a head at the junkyard.
 

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Tony (rarebird) and I thought we were either too drunk or just stupid. Good thing we werent the only ones to have this happen :lol:
 

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The punch tool (not in the Rotunda kit) saves HOURS. I think I did my new heads on a bench in about 30 minutes total. No cussing and screaming.
 

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Loving hearing the horror stories makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I think its time to go to SHO anonoumous . Hi I'm Ron and I REALLY LOVE my SHO... when its running that is.
 

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After what Tony Liberty and I went through doing mine, I will NEVER do them in car again. I would rather do a long list of miserable shit than replace the valve seals again..

Sam, just keep adding oil until you get the 3.2 built.. Just get the 3.2 built soon then! :p
 

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Tony (rarebird) and I thought we were either too drunk or just stupid. Good thing we werent the only ones to have this happen :lol:

there is a nice tool you wack on the springs to remove the keepers and retainer. Its got a nice little magnet that collects the keepers. But i have not heard of such a tool for installation and not letting the keepers go flying out everywhere...

and yeah... that jack probably doesnt help the smelly farts or the blurry vision trying to find a part the size of an eraser head on a shop floor.
 

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The magnet holds them in place so that when you position them properly, you can smack the tool and the keepers will catch on the way up. I've done it on two sets of heads and it works well.
 
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