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TAMTANIUM
02-05-2007, 11:40 AM
Here is the rocker arm stopper kits that I'm going to use in this write up.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/speedmotoring/rockerarm2.jpg

Tools that we will be using to install the rocker arm stopper.

- 10mm socket
- Ratchet
- Extension
- Flat head screw driver
- Pliers
- Gloves and you are ready to start.

Step 1: Here is a picture map of where to use the right tool for the job.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/speedmotoring/step1.jpg

Red: 10mm socket and ratchet
Blue: Flat head screw driver
Green: Pliers

Start unbolts all the bolts around the valve cover.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/speedmotoring/step2.jpg

Unbolts all four of the coil packs bolts out and then pull them out.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/speedmotoring/skip-one.jpg

After all the bolts around the valve cover removed, pull all the hoses off that attached to the valve cover. Then you are ready to take off the valve cover.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/speedmotoring/step3.jpg

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/speedmotoring/step4.jpg

Next, remove all the bolts that are marked red with a 10mm socket.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/speedmotoring/step5.jpg

Before placing the rocker arm on, please check to make sure that you are putting the right one on the right side. The rocker arm stopper that have rectangular cut on the side is for the intake side (left) from standing in front of the engine. The one that does not have any cut on the side is for the exhaust side. Check out the picture below.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/speedmotoring/picture.jpg

There will be one small metal piece that will be included with the rocker arm stopper. Note: I am not sure if all rocker arm stopper kits come with it or not.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/speedmotoring/step7.jpg

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/speedmotoring/step10.jpg

Noticed how the exhaust side has the rectangular cut and the other one does not? Then make sure you tighten all the bolts down in a pattern.
Here is a good link to do that that I found

http://www.vadriven.com/eng/RAS_instructions_back.png

Intake Side

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/speedmotoring/step8.jpg

Exhaust Side

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/speedmotoring/step9.jpg

After that, you are finish installing the rocker arm stopper. Now just put the valve cover back on (you can use some orange gasket maker to improve secure tighten of the valve cover. Just rub on some on the back of the valve cover gasket) Then tight down all the bolts of the valve cover, also need to be done in a pattern. (Please don’t over tighten the valve cover bolts, hand tight is good.)
http://www.vadriven.com/eng/RAS_instructions_back.png

Connect all the hoses back on and secure them. Then you are done installing the rocker arm stopper. I hope this write up helped you installed the rocker arm stopper without the pain of trying to figuring out how to do it without the instructions.

- Tam N.

Slidin240Wayz
02-05-2007, 11:50 AM
BRAVO! Very well put together.

BTW. You are missing a gasket on coil #1

Carlos

mrmephistopheles
03-26-2007, 06:19 AM
Approved.

Excellent work. Let's get that .png hosted somewhere else and that should be perfect.

steve shadows
03-26-2007, 12:58 PM
I reccomend loosening and removing the Chain tensioner and setting the motor to TDC before loosening the cam caps, just as extra precaution for any tension in the cams/timing chain could cause issues. It gets worse with larger lift camshafts.

overall great job though!

johngriff
03-26-2007, 02:44 PM
I'll host it. Hit me on AIM, or email.

[email protected]
RPSportJohn

TAMTANIUM
03-26-2007, 03:00 PM
Hold on guys. What Steve said is very true. Let me try to find a picture of TDC and post it up or if anyone have one please post it up also.

Thanks,

Tam

A Spec Products
03-26-2007, 04:40 PM
Are those the ones that Phase 2 makes?

TAMTANIUM
03-26-2007, 07:27 PM
They're TC Sportline but I don't know who manufactured for them.

mrmephistopheles
03-26-2007, 10:06 PM
Let me know when this is done, plz.

Yoshi
04-10-2007, 11:58 AM
how tight should everything be?
Torque specs would rule.

I suppose I could look thu the FSM, but it's be SOOOO much more convenient if they were included here. :D

TAMTANIUM
04-10-2007, 08:56 PM
Yoshi..the tq specs link is in there. I guess you didn't even bother reading my guide!!!!!

axiomatik
04-20-2007, 11:23 AM
Before placing the rocker arm on, please check to make sure that you are putting the right one on the right side. The rocker arm stopper that have rectangular cut on the side is for the intake side (left) from standing in front of the engine. The one that does not have any cut on the side is for the exhaust side.


http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/speedmotoring/step10.jpg

Noticed how the exhaust side has the rectangular cut and the other one does not? Then make sure you tighten all the bolts down in a pattern.


? ? ?

Yoshi
04-23-2007, 10:12 PM
Yoshi..the tq specs link is in there. I guess you didn't even bother reading my guide!!!!!

DOH! I failed at the internet again!
I just thought it was a torque pattern, not a FSM page scan LOL!
My bad.