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Originally Posted by spjuvern View Post
could this be done with the cameshaft housing still on the engien?
There's a LOT of things you *can* do with the heads still on the engine, heck, with the engine still in the car. Point is, if you booger something up trying to cut that corner it'll be a LOT more work than just pulling and reinstalling the heads.
I know people have successfully removed the retainers and changed springs by pressurizing the cylinder to hold the valve shut. But DAMN, if that seal breaks while you're trying to compress the valve spring the valve will go slamming into the piston. A decent valve spring compressor was the best $60 I ever spent when I had to reassemble my heads. It turned a sweaty, wobbling, cursing tool-through-finger job into a relaxing experience shared with my son.
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