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Felix/DFL
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« on: February 17, 2010, 23:05:31 pm »

Hi Folks,

had that question in my mind for long.
What would you prefer? A loose lash cap or a tight lash cap?

The idea behind a tight cap is the the valves could turn and not just the cap.
I think it`s a question of does the valve turn in the head with a loose cap?

Pulling the tight caps is a real drama withou a fitting puller.Anyone got a pic of the Gene berg puller?

I want to set the valvekeepers tight at the valve (little gap)...

Maybe you have some experiences or better suggestions for me?

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Donny B.
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 00:31:35 am »

You also want the lash caps tight so they don't work against the end of the valve.  See the photo of my Gene Berg lash cap puller below.
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 02:31:43 am »

After loosing a pair of the "loose" caps, I'm using Berg now.
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2010, 02:50:56 am »

Loose fitting lashcaps are a diagnostic tool- if they fall off, you floated the valves... BAD!
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2010, 03:42:39 am »

Donny,

Any chance you can post an upclose photo of the tip of that slide hammer-is there a window for the lash cap/stem to fit in?
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2010, 04:14:17 am »

I'll give it a shot.
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2010, 04:52:49 am »

OK see if this helps at all. [ Attachment: You are not allowed to view attachments ]
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2010, 12:29:39 pm »

Thank`s for the pic`s and sugestions!
I will make me a puller like the GB puller and go with the tight one`s.

Everybody is setting their valve Keppers tight to the valve (grinded) or with play that the valve could turn as they come out of the packing?

Greetz!
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2010, 13:04:53 pm »

Thank`s for the pic`s and sugestions!
I will make me a puller like the GB puller and go with the tight one`s.

Everybody is setting their valve Keppers tight to the valve (grinded) or with play that the valve could turn as they come out of the packing?

Greetz!

Keepers not touching each other,tight to the valve Smiley 
and personally I dont see any difference on the lash caps,as Steve D wrote,if they come off then something else is wrong

cheers richie,uk
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