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Old 12-07-2020, 01:37 PM   #1
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Default Quick question re valve springs.

Hello!
Just a quickie.

If you have a valve spring with closely wound coils at one end only, should the end with the tightly wound coils go towards the guide, or the keeper??

Or does it not matter which way around they are fitted?

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Old 12-07-2020, 02:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: Quick question re valve springs.

Mart the closely wound end of the spring goes towards the retainer/ keeper end.
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Old 12-07-2020, 02:28 PM   #3
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Default Re: Quick question re valve springs.

Thanks Ronnie. I used 8 of these valve springs and got 7 the wrong way around!
Got a little rework to do!

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Old 12-07-2020, 06:29 PM   #4
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Mart the closely wound end of the spring goes towards the retainer/ keeper end.
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Old 12-07-2020, 07:44 PM   #5
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Default Re: Quick question re valve springs.

The tight wrapped coils go on the guide, or another description, against the block, or up.
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Old 12-07-2020, 08:12 PM   #6
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I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm not sure of the answer yet.
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Old 12-07-2020, 08:17 PM   #7
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Default Re: Quick question re valve springs.

I've always put the close would end to the guide. Less mass of the spring to control.
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Old 12-07-2020, 08:30 PM   #8
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Default Re: Quick question re valve springs.

Yes, the tight wound end goes up against the guide.
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Old 12-07-2020, 09:21 PM   #9
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Thanks Ronnie. I used 8 of these valve springs and got 7 the wrong way around!
Got a little rework to do!

Mart.
Looks like you got 7 right,Close coils go to the block.

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Old 12-07-2020, 10:55 PM   #10
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Default Re: Quick question re valve springs.

Yes, close wound coils to the stationary end of the spring.



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Old 12-08-2020, 03:15 AM   #11
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Default Re: Quick question re valve springs.

Thanks for all the input, fellas. I'll go with the consensus.

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Old 12-08-2020, 10:11 AM   #12
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Thanks for all the input, fellas. I'll go with the consensus.

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Good decision!
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