Discussion in 'Engine Modifications (Members Only)' started by Patrick1uz, Aug 29, 2017.
currently it is 40% off here
As the covers are white I would expect dirty hands to leave crap on them.
Melvin lives in Bangkok Thailand.
Thanks. I have one of those "pliers". Bought it on Amazon.
I found that getting springs/retainers/keepers off and out was not tricky.
The cumbersome part was to assemble the pieces after having changed the oil seal.
Used the valve plier in the pic but the tricky bit was to get the keepers in place.
The first cylinder head took hours and hours to complete, with 3 keepers lost.
The 2nd head took about 4 hours and a half, no keepers lost.
(thats a bit more than 15 minutes for assembling one valve - maybe not too bad?)
Looking forward to this build
Good luck !
Lmao alright NVM then on the princess auto idea, unless they ship there?
Mine it works super easy, I will take some pics later tonight of it in use, found it pretty easy,
Where did you order oil seals from?
15 mins isn't to bad, I take my time as well, better to make sure it all gets together properly.
It will be a bit slow due to work, but will get done!
So this Thursday I should be picking up the car the motor is going into!
As well anyone have ideas of what color I should do the heads and engine block?
I was thinking one of these
Oil seals; from a car dealer, Yeomans, (heavy on Toyota) in Brighton, UK.
(the spare part manager there has sorted me out several times with spare parts that Toyota Thailand is not able to deliver)
Well if you say 15 minutes/valve ain't too bad maybe I shouldn't complain, but my expectation would be kind of 2 minutes/valve.
I got pretty frustrated with clamping on the plier then playing with knitting pins and mini screw drivers to get the keepers in place, and stay in place when the plier was released.
Putting keepers in place in the retainer before compressing the spring never worked, the fell off during compression.
Tried oil/vaseline/grease in order to get the keepers to stick, did not work, didn't try glue though.
Just one idea re colours.
Keep the colours relatively light, that makes it easier to spot potential leakages of oil and/or water.
Ahh okay, I will hit up a lexus or Toyota dealer here.
15 mins including moving the clamp, setting and compressing ect, 10-15 mins if you take it careful. I rather spend the extra on it...
My clamp or "plier" releases nice and slow, twist at the bottom so its got slow movement, If I struggle to get them in I will prob try Vaseline on them
I was going to keep light but not to much of a fan of light, I went white valve covers mainly cause I had white powder sitting around to use,
The one valve cover I will have to sand back again due to welding on a -16 an bung to the PVC, going to run a catch can on it.
I hate when when shit (parts) are all over the place, so went and bought a storage wall thingy, bin wallet thing?
So melvinmelvin this is how I took my valves out, seem to be able to adjust/back them off slowly, so when installing the new retaining clips should be a bit simple? We will find out haha
And this is where I back it off slowly
Anyone have advice how to remove the seals, and the spark plug tubes?
For removing the seals I used a fiarly long nosed pair of pliers made for the purpose.
Bought it on Amazon. Worked brilliantly.
The spark plug tubes I didn't bother to remove.
For removing the valves/springs;
I did not use the big valve pliers tool.
I used a magnet to lift the knocker-box? (the cylinder that the cam hits)
Then an ordinary socket with an extension for pressing down the spring, a wee knock with
a small hammer and the keepers came off.
(the challenging bit (for me at least) was putting it back in place)
got a pic of them?
NVM melvin, just used normal needle nose and got them out
So i have been busy, buttttt
I bought the car the engine is going into!
A 1988 RX7 vert!!!
nice one, deserves a 1uz
Got it at a steal of a deal,
Have talked around. Nobody in my surroundings were familiar with powder colouring engine parts or metal bits.
This powder colouring, is it a bit like sand blasting? Dry powder you blast with high pressure? onto the parts?
Any heat treatment or done cold?
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