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OPRV alignment tool

As I was waiting for my oil cooler seals to arrive. I spent a bunch of time reading up on whether or not I really needed the alignment tool for the OPRV.

Today was the day to re-install the cooler. One shim, some O-rings and the housing was back on with bolts finger tight. I set it up the alignment at first using the OPRV (early three piece style) itself. I almost decided to go with it but I also had access to an alignment tool that I could borrow from my local shop (Thanks Dan!). So I decided to pick it up to check my work.

I'm glad I did! When I used the tool and tightened down the housing at first I couldn't remove it. I backed off the closest lower bolt and jiggled the tool around until it slid in and out easily. Then I retighted. Had I not opted to use the tool I would most likely have had some problems. The OPRV itself would not have caught this. Just forwarding my experience.....

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Thanks for the tip.
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Yeah definitely worth using. At the least you could mess up your oprv and those aren't cheap.
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damn. Did you try to tighten, wiggle the cover, check for binding, repeat as you tighten until flush with the block? A magnet on a stick is needed to see if it slides in and out freely. I had no trouble what so ever, and that was my first and hopefully only time to do it.

Quit scaring people, hehe.

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