Zach Zupancic

Zach Zupancic

Senior Designer, SolidWorks addict, AutoCAD zealot, Cyclist, Shade Tree Mechanic, & moderately tall. 

Springs out and in; engine out

Finally got around to swapping to the ford vs1632 valve springs on the 16v Volvo head, also did a bit of cleaning while everything was out.

checking for leaks in the valves, and soaking the grime...

Valve Spring swap

the tool

Valve Spring swap

before

Valve Spring swap

Spring compressed and spring retainers out

Valve Spring swap
Valve Spring swap

just sitting there

Valve Spring swap

1/4th of the way done

Valve Spring swap

valves out, and a bit of cleaning

Valve Spring swap

valves cleaned and installed

Valve Spring swap

3/4ths done

Valve Spring swap

how to install valves

Valve Spring swap
Valve Spring swap
Valve Spring swap
Valve Spring swap
Valve Spring swap
Valve Spring swap

All done
Valve Spring swap

Then tonight I pulled my engine and tranny in a little less than an hour, I am pretty stoked.

one hour engine pull

one hour engine pull

-'till next time.