this company 23 valve tool apparently isn't made for the ej20g heads.
I had to grind the bucket down to fit inside the valve hole and its also not tall enough to gain access to the retainers after the spring is compressed.
I can get a spacer to add some height or I can just get the right fucking tool. Suggestions?
lots of wire wheelin..
probably going to shoot it with some clear coat when I'm finished. block too
Ran into a small hitch... some of the buckets didn't want to 'spring' back
I'm trying to upload a video but the ej20g v2 buckets have a spring inside the buckets and 6 of them seem to be frozen. I can't seem to get them to loosen up.
did some more digging. Apparently the 1.8miatas use the same style of HLA. the "stuck" ones are actually just pressurized with oil (how they'll be in actual operation) which is how they compensate for oil temps,etc. I took apart a springy one and sure enough it was dry inside. I took apart the "stuck" ones just to make sure they would move since its been sitting for so long and now everything is bouncy and ready to go back together.
Hey man. Always good to see you doing stuff the right way. It's good to know what I'll have to do eventually once doing things the easy way ends up biting me in the ass. :3 Now it's just a race to see if you finish your car before I find a way to break mine again.