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Old 05-23-2019, 09:34 AM
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Indica... you’d just be asleep under the hood. But you’d feel VERY GOOD about what you got accomplished
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26/6 = 4.333 :-)


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The formula is actually right this time! There are no words for exactly how ecstatic I am that I only have 6 left!! If tonight’s good to me I might move that number down to 3 or 4 left

Wish me luck, I’m aiming to have it back on the road this weekend - not sure if that will be Sat or Sun, but the goal is definitely this weekend (barring any significant issues of course).
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:14 PM
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1 left!! Wooo-Hooo!!

I struggled with the rear (firewall side) drivers valve a bit, but once I got a good angle on the camera and moved it out in front of me so that forwards was backwards, etc and everything lines up - the sucker went right on

Going to take a breather and then tackle the passenger side and be done with this project!
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31/1 = 31! Should feel really happy


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Oh there are no words for how happy I am - I think that I may have actually stepped back and wept just a tear as I released tension from the spring and set the last rocker arm back in place!

What an amazing sense of relief to be 32 for 32 - done!

With the holiday weekend I still have 2 days to put everything else back if I need them. I would like to have it running/driving on Monday
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Old 05-26-2019, 11:09 AM
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Time for valve stem seals... 2005, 4.4i, 113,000 miles

32/0 = ∞ happy. Having replaced cam shafts and set timing a few times I think I can attest that it would be easier / faster to pull that trigger and go that route. Absolutely awesome to see the job done without removing the cams though and can't wait to hear the follow up when it's running.

Did the old seals feel like made of porcelain? I can only imagine how non rubbery.
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Oh it would be totally easier to pull the cams and then reset the timing for sure... IF... I ever do VSS again I Will pull the cams, knock out the seals and be done with it!

That said, they’re done, cams stayed in and I don’t have to do the timing dance

My seals were total garbage, I was amazed, I touched them and chunks broke off, it was unbelievable really.

The wire retainer spring had actually cut into the seals on a handful of them and started to separate the actual seal ring from the inner body of the seal itself- I honestly feel like I caught them “just in time” before I had chunks of seals floating around the engine....
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