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Activity Originally Created By: MaryRose Lovgren

Removing the Valve Keepers/locks

Part of Lesson Plan: **Remove and Replace a Valve (updated) by Steve Nagle

Activity Overview / Details

Depress the valve spring compressor.  If the valve compresses, locate the two tapered valve keepers/locks and remove.  If the spring does not depress, it may be hanging up on the old valve oil control seal.  While compressing the valve spring, tap lightly on the valve compressor fingers with a soft faced hammer.  This will break loose a stuck valve retainer.