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F-150Moneypit
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posted 08-26-2003 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for F-150Moneypit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How do you remove them to remove the Exhaust valve spring?!!!

Does this take a special tool? I have the valve spring compressed but the cap is on there but good, keeping me from pulling the spring.

I pulled an intake spring without a problem because they have the regular locks. How do I remove the cap, my book just say's remove it! A lot of good this book is!

Don't buy a Chilton's, their not what they used to be.

Edit; Oops, my sig was off. It's the '90 5.0 in an F-150.

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F-150Moneypit
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posted 08-27-2003 09:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for F-150Moneypit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Never mind.
I found out they were rotator's not caps.

If anyone else swaps springs, all you need to do is grab a screwdriver and a hammer. Just hit the rotator and it will drop down (with the spring compressed).

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MLariviere
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posted 08-27-2003 10:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are you doing valve seals?

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F-150Moneypit
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posted 08-28-2003 12:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for F-150Moneypit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, I'm swapping springs because of the overheating problem I intially had. I'm putting the springs that match my cam on. Just a little peice of mind.

I'm also going to use the Crane adjustable valvetrain conversion kit. I already have these and am going to order some Crane Energizer rollers on Wed. I thought about Harland Sharps but can't find anyone else that uses them for a recommendation. These were my choices for my $200 budget.

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posted 08-28-2003 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I heard a few bad reports about those Energizer rocker arms, they like to self distruct. I'd pass and either use stock rockers or buy something else. The Harlan Sharps are ok.

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F-150Moneypit
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posted 08-28-2003 01:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for F-150Moneypit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ouch!!
Glad I checked before ordering! I'll go with the HS's. After all this work I sure don't want to throw a $200 set of grenades in it.

Thanks for the warning!

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