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Steve Dabrowski    Posted 07-26-2023 at 15:30:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Valve springs
  • The new style valve springs have a tighter wind on one end. Does this tighter wind go towards the valve guide or toward the spring keeper. Using on non-rotating valves. May not matter, but placing the tighter wind toward the guide would seem like it would interfere with the tool used to pull the guide down to insert or remove the horseshoe clip. No clear photos or instructions in any of the manuals.

    mhb@ufe    Posted 07-27-2023 at 07:48:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Valve springs
  • The tighter wind goes toward the valve guide and is wound tighter due to being exposed to more heat at the valve guide. Same is true on over head valve engines, the tighter wind goes toward the cylinder head.


    Bruce(OR)    Posted 07-26-2023 at 17:34:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Valve springs
  • I suspect you already answered your question.
    Smarter N' me will be along soon.

    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 07-27-2023 at 15:21:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Valve springs
  • Decided winding toward the guide. Heat issue made sense. Thanks.

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