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Post  460pulling on April 27th 2015, 11:12 pm

What valve spring tester does everyone use to check seat pressures with the heads on?

Is there a tester that can be used with the girdle on the head?

thanks for any info.

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Post  dfree383 on April 27th 2015, 11:29 pm

I have a LSM on, but you need to remove the girdle
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Post  460pulling on April 27th 2015, 11:37 pm

I like the LSM one. I figured I would have to remove the girdle.

Would a good process be to 1st remove the girdle 2nd test the springs. 3rd re-install the girdle 4th recheck the valve lash?

What are other good engine maintenance procedures?

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Post  butterbean on April 28th 2015, 8:44 am

I have the moroso valve spring tester and have used it for years and its still good, I also have a bench valve spring tester and the hand tester is still spot on.
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Post  gt350hr on April 28th 2015, 10:44 am

I have the Moroso. It works fine but the LSM piece is better by far.

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Post  whatbumper on April 28th 2015, 7:28 pm

LSM. works great.

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Post  dfree383 on April 28th 2015, 8:21 pm

460pulling wrote:I like the LSM one. I figured I would have to remove the girdle.

Would a good process be to 1st remove the girdle 2nd test the springs. 3rd re-install the girdle 4th recheck the valve lash?

What are other good engine maintenance procedures?

thanks again.

That's a good sequence, other things are leak down tests and cutting and inspecting oil filters.
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Post  dfree383 on April 28th 2015, 8:22 pm

460pulling wrote:I like the LSM one. I figured I would have to remove the girdle.

Would a good process be to 1st remove the girdle 2nd test the springs. 3rd re-install the girdle 4th recheck the valve lash?

What are other good engine maintenance procedures?

thanks again.

That's a good sequence, other things are leak down tests and cutting and inspecting oil filters.
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Post  whatbumper on April 28th 2015, 9:47 pm

We also do a lot of leak downs on motors and cut open all oil filters.

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Post  460pulling on April 28th 2015, 9:53 pm

Ok thanks. I have an oil filter cutter and a leak down tester.

I ordered the lsm tester.

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Post  460pulling on April 28th 2015, 9:59 pm

I even cut filters on my old jeep.

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