For those of you following the story, here’s the latest:
Finally got the old tappet guide out (pics at: http://photos.yahoo.com/dtgolder
and an album name of: “Tappet Guide Out (Finally)”)
Tried a number of different ways to get this thing out, with little success.
Among them, levering it out with a seal puller, trying to tap it out with a
slide hammer, etc. The limiting factor was not having a lot of room, and trying
to avoid damaging the head.
What finally worked was drilling a small hole in each side of the tappet guide,
and then modifying a $5 battery terminal puller so it fit into the holes, and
the limited space around the tappet guide. Used a piece of wood to protect the
head surface (see pics). Worked well.
Next step is to press in a used guide/tappet, install the stakedown kit, and
put everything back together.
Thanks for everyone’s help so far…I’ll keep you all posted.
Daniel T. Golder
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