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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation 8V heads-something new(to me)

Having assembled several 8V heads I ran into something I have been doing WRONG. The springs MUST be installed with the tight coils on the head, not on the retainer. In the past I have just measured the spring height and put the spring on the head, not checking if it was up or down. The other day I was assembling a head and noticed the spring was not wound concentrically and just out of curiosity checked my FSM and sure enough, there is a top and bottom and the tight wound coils go down on the head. I then checked a head I had done a while back and sure enough, 5 were wrong. I am now in the process of removing the head and correcting my mistake. Bottom line, an old dog can learn new tricks if he reads the FSM before attempting repairs, no mater how simple.
I do not know what problems this would cause but I am positive the engineers at Suzuki did this for a reason, so from now on I will do as they intended. Don't know if everyone else knows this but I have never seen it mentioned on here or any other board.
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I've alwways seen it with tight coils to head and always done it like that. I think it has to do with vibration damping of the spring.
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