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    Les Cooke Retainer Installation Questions

    Have the Retainers, The Valvetrain Tool but I need to borrow a Torque Wrench.

    I have access to one But I would like to know what I need to ask to borrow?

    And also if anyone knows the torque specs and any other general tips to do this job.

    Thanks in advance!!

    Eric


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocman View Post
    Have the Retainers, The Valvetrain Tool but I need to borrow a Torque Wrench.

    I have access to one But I would like to know what I need to ask to borrow?

    And also if anyone knows the torque specs and any other general tips to do this job.

    Thanks in advance!!

    Eric
    The rocker arm bolts are stretch, so you`ll need new ones of these. The torque specs are as follows, 20 N.m (15 lbf.in) +90 degrees. I`m assuming they will be the same as the T-X.

    Hope this helps

    Alex..

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    One set down one set to go (IBADTONS). They really are not that hard to do with the tool and a magnet but dam it just takes a while!!

    Took us like 3 hours I think to do one set!!

    When we do mine it should be shorter.

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    see you need a torque wrench

    here mine... think there $380 right from snap-on 5-100flbs and works great for checking the sc slip and torxin the prop....


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    He borrowed the tool and a torque wrench. Think we may do mine Saturday afternoon.

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    It was time consuming when we did ours also. Better time consuming than rush it and end up with a big mess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocman View Post
    any other general tips to do this job.
    When using the Riva valve train tool - I made sure the breaker panel was open in my house, and had a drop light on the same circuit as the compressor. I also had a stand by generator just in case. I think a minimum of a 10 gallon compressor is a must, I used an 11 gallon. Set the regulator to pressurize each cylinder to 80 PSI Before you remove your keepers - BUT - be sure to let your compressor cycle a few times - making sure your pressure doesn't go below 70 PSI while it's recharging.

    GL

    P.S. It took me 7 hours to install the Riva valve train upgrade. NOT MY IDEA OF FUN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craigo View Post
    When using the Riva valve train tool - I made sure the breaker panel was open in my house, and had a drop light on the same circuit. I also had a stand by generator just in case. I think a minimum of a 10 gallon compressor is a must, I used an 11 gallon. Set the regulator to pressurize each cylinder to 80 PSI Before you remove your keepers - BUT - be sure to let your compressor cycle a few times - making sure your pressure doesn't go below 70 PSI while it's recharging.

    GL

    P.S. It took me 7 hours to install the Riva valve train upgrade. NOT MY IDEA OF FUN.
    Have you sent out your prop for tweaking yet?

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    Make sure that whatever cylinder you are working on the piston is at TDC that way if you loose air pressure the valves cannot drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocman View Post
    Have you sent out your prop for tweaking yet?
    No, I tweak my own prop ... Plus I'm going to leave it the way it is ... I'm hoping the X charger, that's on the way, will get me to the limiter.

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