Working on a GP GTX today. Blown supercharger gasket, needs new valve seals, and he has broken 2 valve springs this year. time for a new set.
Oh my, what was that flash?
OK, I'm not going to say where these SC gaskets came from, but really, do they need to cut that area out?
Look at this joke, how can you ever hope to seal up the pressure of high boost with what, less then a 1/8" of sealing surface.
W body cars do not have much room, but taking the supercharger off really opens up the area.
Attacking the rear bank.
Air tools, what more can be said?
Everything stripped down, about 1 hour in at this point.
Now on to the springs
Compressing the spring.
Removing the valve seal.
On with a new seal.
Pressing it in to place with a 3/8" deep well socket.
Rockers back in and torquing the bolts.
Now the back, less room back here
My good compressor don't fit, so I need to use the smaller screw type compressor.
All springs done and rockers back in place. Chris can put the valve cover back on.
Remember those really stupid gaskets? Ya, so do I. That'* why I started making my own a long time ago.
Why does Chris always look like he'* been startled.
Spacer going in.
Got it all back in. About 5 hours total.