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Old 05-15-2009, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by mightycarlo10
I have the little plastic o-rings, but is there supposed to be a retainer or umbrella type thing? *snip* i noticed that most of the o-rings werent in the right spot
What you have is what's used from the factory. Sometimes, the O-rings get displaced when the springs are removed. It's also easy to get them installed on the stem but not in there groove at installation, as well.

Do you have the metal "umbrellas" or "deflectors" that fit over the tops of the springs? They fit over the spring, under the retainer and overhang the OD of the spring by an inch, give or take. These are needed to let the little O-rings have a chance at controlling the oil, IMHO.

Image below, left is an exhaust spring with the oil deflector and an exhaust valve "rotator"; right is an intake w/deflector and no rotator (rotators used on exhaust only- when they are used at all).
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