Originally Posted by lt1silverhawk
LOL! I tried the pinch/squeeze method but that was a bit difficult with the metal bands around these viton seals. Then again, I'm always so paranoid about damaging anything, I probably didn't apply enough pressure. The tooth pick I would've never though of, since I'm having to use an installation sleeve to protect the seals.
I gotta say, these seals are really tight and it does take some serious pressure to slide 'em down. But once they are, I can tell there aren't going anywhere. I almost became concerned that the exhaust valves may not get enough lubrication.
I hear ya on the exhausts. If you're keeping the seals anyway I suppose you could hedge your bet and use the "loose" seals on the exhausts and the tight ones on the intakes...