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Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:36 pm 
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Hi guys,
sorry to bore you to death with a long saga - but it has a happy ending....I've got a 250 2V and over the last year or so have been concerned by the way its slowly dying, blowing smoke 1st thing and at the lights etc - I have long suspected the valve stem oil seals but have always been scared away by horror stories of dropping valves into the motor etc - anyway, Friday night I bit the bullet and made a valve spring compressor that worked brilliant, and spent 8 hours on the saturday replacing them. I also used the $2 roll of rope trick rather than forking out for an air compressor - also worked brilliantly. So now, it drives great, blows no smoke under any circumstances etc.

If there is any interest I can post photos of the operation, including piks of the valve spring compressor which is a screw down type of thing that gives really good control, and will hold in any position - and cost bugger all to make

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:53 pm 
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Sounds good. post up some pics
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Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:31 pm 
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yeah, tried to but it came up with an error - send me yer email address and I'll send them direct to you....

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:41 pm 
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mate send em to me gravelrash1@bigpond.com
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