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Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by Apoc, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. Apoc

    Apoc New Member

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    Hey just wondering if anyone knows how stiff the valve springs should be...

    Last time i had the tappet covers off for a bit of gunk busting and general inspection i noticed that around the base of the valve springs was a little worn or at least the deposits hadnt been able to form there (from what could only have been the spring base moving around). I could push the base of the springs around a bit too.

    Does this mean my valve springs are worn? I dont think i really have any valve problems at the moment, it (my exhaust) puffs a little when idling but if i give it a good rev up then back off (giving the pedal a good quick stab), it doesnt pop and spit just wwwwhhhhhhaaaaaaaa vvvoooooooommmm. :yeah:

    Just curious, something i may need to add to my "somewhere down the track and i have some more goddamn money" list of things to do to my car.

    Cheers,
    Apoc.
     
  2. FXST01

    FXST01 The Grey Man

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    well going by my VP manual and assuming the VN will be similair, the valve spring installed height should be 42.93 - 44.45 mm.
     

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