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    Active Member One Ring
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    I wish I had smaller fingers lol
    Project rebuild is going smooth thus far. Who feels my pain with these little F#$%ers!!!!???IMG_20181109_121849_866.jpeg

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    About to get a head a disassembled for cleaning etc., I feel like I will :D

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    They're only so annoying because there are 5 fricken valves per cylinder!
    2001.5 S4 Avant: JHM shifter, 3" exhaust, Stage 1, APR bipipe, lowered, receiving lots of love ($$$)

    2001.5 A4 1.8TQM: so many upgrades. Parting out.

    2001 Corvette (C5) Z06: just getting started

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    Senior Member Three Rings
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    I just did this with my 4.2 (40 Valves) and it was not fun.

    Try this..

    • Go to a hobby store and grab a set of long tweezers with serrated jaws that are normally closed (they will hold the keeper under tension).
    • Apply a small amount of grease or petroleum lube to the keeper or valve stem.
    • Place keeper in the jaws of the tweezers and stick the keeper to the stem (the grease will hold it on).
    • Do the same for the other keeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfe2118 View Post
    I just did this with my 4.2 (40 Valves) and it was not fun.

    Try this..

    • Go to a hobby store and grab a set of long tweezers with serrated jaws that are normally closed (they will hold the keeper under tension).
    • Apply a small amount of grease or petroleum lube to the keeper or valve stem.
    • Place keeper in the jaws of the tweezers and stick the keeper to the stem (the grease will hold it on).
    • Do the same for the other keeper.
    Damn that is twice the job that I have. Thanks for the advice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazius View Post
    About to get a head a disassembled for cleaning etc., I feel like I will :D
    For sure lol

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