Originally Posted by ap72
the ol' rope a dope trick. much more reliable, and not that difficult.
i tried that with poor results. i ended up having to unbolt my headers and compress the cylinders. i also used full pressure, if i hadnt, due to the keepers being "locked" on, if i had used any less, i wouldve lost a valve. as it was, even with full pressure, some of the keepers didnt want to let go and took some effort to release.
i believe the reason it ( the rope trick) didnt work for me is because of the heads im running. the chambers arent open to the whole cylinder and when i tried to bring the piston up, the rope would get pushed up to the head before it could make contact with the valves.