Installing valve stem seals, valves and springs. This head was in real good shape. Valves good and tight in the guides, good seats and faces. I disassembled it and cleaned everything up, then I lapped all the valves and seats. Cleaned it again. My gasket set did not come with valve stem seals (?
), but it turns out it is a set (Felpro) designed to go with a remanufactured engine (yet it has a head gasket). I was able to order a set of Fepro stem seals from Autozone (about 21.00)
This is the way I did it. I don't have a spring compressor for overhead valves (have 2 different ones for flat heads), so I made an adapter to use with a C clamp (see picture)
Note rack / block to hold valves and use of egg carton to keep springs, keepers together. It is important to keep everything together and reassemble where it came from.
I like the felpro seals because they have a nice retainer spring that snaps into the groove on the valve guides.
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1991 LS Trooper 2.8 V6 5 speed conversion (Sold)
1989 LS Spacecab 2.6 5 speed 4x4 manual hubs, Rodeo torsion bars, extended shackles, 2" lift, K&N airfilter (drop in), dump bed conversion, burgundy interior change, warn brush bar.
Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years.http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=64060
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