valve seal replacement


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valve seal replacement

Post by quasi2008 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:05 pm



can the seals be replaced without pulling the cams? tks.


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Re: valve seal replacement

Post by DaveO430 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:37 pm

Yes you can leave the cams in place.

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Re: valve seal replacement

Post by quasi2008 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:33 am

just replaced the belts and idler bearings and didn't want to have to disturb those. thanks much! :)
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Re: valve seal replacement

Post by quasi2008 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:21 pm

well, figured I would replace the valve seals this afternoon and button it back up in the morning. removed the spark plugs and rocker covers. removed the 6 bolts holding the left rocker arm shaft. imagine my surprise when the shaft assy would not come off without getting into the front of the engine. bolted things back together, adjusted all the valves again and buttoned it up. doing a Wreathes Across America escort and a wreathe laying later in the week and need my bike. valve seals will have to wait.
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Re: valve seal replacement

Post by quasi2008 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:03 pm

since I've got the carbs removed waiting on slide needles and the bike isn't going anywhere anytime soon I figured I would tackle the valve seals. I put the marks at T1 with #1's valves both closed. removed the left rocker shaft assy. went ahead and removed the cam. I bought one of those little spring compressors for external use. IT AIN'T HAPPENING! looks like I will have to remove the heads and use a conventional C type compressor. it's about to become a parts bike with title!
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Re: valve seal replacement

Post by Maz » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:00 pm

quasi2008 wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:03 pm
since I've got the carbs removed waiting on slide needles and the bike isn't going anywhere anytime soon I figured I would tackle the valve seals. I put the marks at T1 with #1's valves both closed. removed the left rocker shaft assy. went ahead and removed the cam. I bought one of those little spring compressors for external use. IT AIN'T HAPPENING! looks like I will have to remove the heads and use a conventional C type compressor. it's about to become a parts bike with title!
I use one of these. Works just great.


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Re: valve seal replacement

Post by quasi2008 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:54 pm

thanks, i'll check it out.
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Re: valve seal replacement

Post by quasi2008 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:30 pm

Making some progress. valve seals installed, cams in, rocker shafts on, timing belts on. the cotton sash rope in the cylinder trick is the berries! until today the only valve spring compressor I had every used was the conventional C style. finally realized to use this little overhead compressor I had to push in on it once it had the springs compressed (DUH). brought the flywheel back to T1 and installed the belts, cam marks on their marks, UP is UP. I guess that is the correct way to install them. i still have all the rocker arms backed off loose. time to leave it sit until Wednesday. HO HO HO, Merry Christmas!
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Re: valve seal replacement

Post by quasi2008 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:58 pm

Engine is all back together, no smoke to amount to anything. new valve seals are a wonderful thing! thanks,


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