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Old 12-23-2017, 03:35 PM   #1
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Default Anyone ever replace valve guide seals on KA24E

Anyone ever replace the valve guide seals on the KA24E? Need a how to or tips, thanks
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Old 12-23-2017, 06:20 PM   #2
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There is a video on youtube that shows you how, but with the head off. I plan on doing this soon as mine are shit. I don't plan on removing the head though.
Once you remove the rocker arms, should be pretty straightforward. Pressure in the cylinder and one at a time is my plan. Maybe do a how to if you can.
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I saw a video yesterday of a cool way to remove the valve spring retainers using a socket and magnet link below:

I'm just not sure on a few things, I know someone on here said you need to remove the cam gear and chain to take pressure off the cam, and I also read that you should have each cylinder at TDC when you pressurize the cylinder, but not sure how you rotate the engine to bring each piston to TDC with the cam gear and chain off without messing the timing all up.

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My thought is that once the rocker arms are removed all the valves will be closed. No need to rotate the cam or crank that I see. The cam shouldn't have enough pressure to pop out or move due to the cam caps.
I found a valve spring tool on Amazon for $11 that should work fine. Foul_Mouth has a video about replacing the rocker arms that is a good watch. Shows all the steps prior to spring removal.
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I just had read the piston should be at TDC in case the valves fall.
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air! build a adapter that fits the spark plug hole and go for it and pressurize the cyl you are working on will hold the valve up
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what john said.
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I've also seen some guys stuff rope in the spark plug hole also. I'm gonna use air though.
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get a cheap compression test set and just remove the schreader valve from the hose. connect it to shop air (compressor) and its pretty straight forward
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I have a Harbor Freight compression tester, have to see if I can adapt it to the air hose.

So do I need to remove the cam gear and chain or not?
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