Got my cylinder head off, Now what? (1 Viewer)

flintknapper

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no I didnt. How do you check the spring height?

Pull it and measure it. Make sure the check valve is clean and moves freely in it's bore.

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Do i need to pull the cover off again or can i get to it from the top plug?

Removing the plug will give you access to it. No need to remove the cover.

The other plugs can be left alone if the bore in the relief valve area is clean...then they will be too. Just clean the valve, measure the spring length (should be between 2.125 and 2.250") as long as it isn't shorter than 2" you should be fine. More important is that the valve move freely in the bore. Some can get pretty dirty and sticky.

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Removing the plug will give you access to it. No need to remove the cover.

The other plugs can be left alone if the bore in the relief valve area is clean...then they will be too. Just clean the valve, measure the spring length (should be between 2.125 and 2.250") as long as it isn't shorter than 2" you should be fine. More important is that the valve move freely in the bore. Some can get pretty dirty and sticky.

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Yah was pretty dirty in there. Had to poke the check valve to get it to drop. Looks like i got just over 2.15”

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While waiting on more parts and the head to come back did a few more things. The outside dash was full of debris so it got vacuumed out. Im in the process of replacing bushing at the rear end. Panhard and lower control arms. I got a pair of ironman adjustable upper control arms to fix the pinion angle. Hoping to firm up the rear end.

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