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Old 08-24-2006, 11:55 AM   #1
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OK I wanted to start this thread to help out the guys that are eventualy going to have to do this themselves. Please add to the list

When you get to the point where you have to take off the cam retainers on a ej25 you have to be careful not to mix up shims if they fall out. Your going to have this problem on the exhaust side but not so much on the intake. To prevent them from falling out in the first place try this. Get a (2) 20mm, 3/8 drive socket and wrap it once with some electrical tape(it will help keep them from sliding out of place). Then once you have removed all the retainers carfully remove the cam shaft, watch out for the shims. Then replace the (2) retainers that are towards the back, no the front one. Then slid the (2)20mm socket in place of the camshaft and tighten the retainers down slightly. They should hold the shims in place while you finish removing the head.

To hold the camshafts in place while you change the timing belt this was suggested by Tim Sanders

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Try two small breaker bars. One bent up, one bent down. Rubber band them together. They won't line up perfectly but you should be able to get them close.
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Old 08-24-2006, 05:21 PM   #2
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I tilt the motor on the stand so the exhaust buckets don't fall out.

A "plano" plastic organizer with 16 compartments makes a great storage container for valve components. Label each one with a position to keep everything in order and clean.

A magnetetic dental pick is great for inserting/removing keepers and the little spring seats under the valve springs.
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Old 08-25-2006, 02:51 PM   #3
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If you wanna save yourself some money when you have a ton of stuff to buy, check everyones prices first... learned that one the hard way.
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Old 08-26-2006, 12:23 AM   #4
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On that note....call around first, as you get lower prices on the phone sometimes. Just get the person's name and price to reference.

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