Originally Posted by maxpower_454
Can I take the dampers out of the springs I bought or do I need to buy new springs without dampers?
They just pull out, they might be tight since they are a spring...and new.
I never cared for them since they are not that effective and unless you are at valve float harmonic speeds don't really add life to the spring in my experience. I know the factory put them in but how many new engines do you see with them now?
Spring wire technology has come a long way from the old days and the new steels they use to make springs don't have the problems the old steels did with handling harmonic vibration. However they do heat the oil a lot and shed metal particles into the oil which is never good, I think they cause more harm than good IMO.
I've always thrown them away.