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    Removing the Camshafts from a 1.8L SHO Motor

    I am getting ready to upgrade the valve springs on my 2008 FXSHO. The Service Manual indicates a very specific order for removing the camshaft cap bolts. I assume this is so you don't break the camshaft from concentrated spring pressure.

    Should the bolts be loosened in incremental steps? Or just removed in the order indicated? Any other risks, tips etc would be appreciated.

    FWIW I plan to use the Riva tool to R/R the valve springs with the head on.


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    "Should the bolts be loosened in incremental steps? Or just removed in the order indicated? Any other risks, tips etc would be appreciated."



    Yes, all cam shaft holding bolts to be loosened incrementally, as tension across the shaft is uneven. What boost are you planning on running? Change your head gasket too with valve train upgrade and you wont have to mess with the Riva tool. Mark your timing chain so you wont mess up your top dead center.
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