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    Umm ... If I don't back off on my valve springs for the winter, what am I screwin up? Valve spring life or?? My motor was put together about a month ago, and I'm a week or 2 from hearing it run. If I'm gonna have to pull the stud girdle and all that chit. I'd at least like to know why I'm doin it. tnx
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    If your that close to hearing it run wait until then.

    I beleive the reason is spring life. Also I dont know for sure but i wonder if the heads are aluminum if all that pressure pressed on the aluminum head for a long period might cause a problem too?? just a guess, i'm no expert!

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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    Umm ... If I don't back off on my valve springs for the winter, what am I screwin up? Valve spring life or?? My motor was put together about a month ago, and I'm a week or 2 from hearing it run. If I'm gonna have to pull the stud girdle and all that chit. I'd at least like to know why I'm doin it. tnx
    Spring life. Condensation over the winter in the cylinders exc.(hot and cold environment). Get out your 1/2" and 5/8" wrenches. Little tip to get you close in the spring is dont touch the locks, number your lock nuts and put them back in the same spot. This way you dont have to start from scratch.
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    Do your'e motor a favor and back off the rockers! the springs will pay you back when its time to go play again! Otherwise leave them adjusted and wonder why you lost rpm in the summer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    If your that close to hearing it run wait until then.

    I beleive the reason is spring life. Also I dont know for sure but i wonder if the heads are aluminum if all that pressure pressed on the aluminum head for a long period might cause a problem too?? just a guess, i'm no expert!
    Oh that's way to easy.

    H20 what's the spring pressure? If you have a very high spring pressure you don't want the leave the springs in the same compressed position for a long period of time. Or a large open lift, if left open the the springs will take a beating on their life.

    If you're two weeks from hearing it run I'd say just spin it over 180* this weekend and then spin it over again sometime next week. If you used good springs I wouldn't worry about it.

    What's the open psi and lift ? Those two plus your spring choice are the most important factors.

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    If you used good springs I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Thanks guys. I'm not certain of the exact spring pressure. The cam has .700-int. and .715 ex , I'm sure they're decent springs, I got them and the cam from Cstraub. I wondered if rolling the motor would be a good idea. I have once since I brought it home. I'm having lightning make me a new starter stand, I'm having some starter alignment issues. Hopefuly I can fire her off soon and back em off. Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    Thanks guys. I'm not certain of the exact spring pressure. The cam has .700-int. and .715 ex , I'm sure they're decent springs, I got them and the cam from Cstraub. I wondered if rolling the motor would be a good idea. I have once since I brought it home. I'm having lightning make me a new starter stand, I'm having some starter alignment issues. Hopefuly I can fire her off soon and back em off. Thanks again.
    with a short offseason like most of the west coast guys have, i'd just turn the motor once a wk, that way no 1 spring is stayin compressed for wks on end.

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    Curious, what about during the summer season, how often should you rotate the motor over? I normally run the boat every 2-3 weeks during the summer season but thats just mainly before i run it before i leave to the river Should i be spining this thing over once a week?

    Anybody had the idea of creating a device that would trip the starter once a week for a split second, would be a auto rotate device?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper CP View Post
    Oh that's way to easy.
    haha, i know, i know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    Curious, what about during the summer season, how often should you rotate the motor over? I normally run the boat every 2-3 weeks during the summer season but thats just mainly before i run it before i leave to the river Should i be spining this thing over once a week?

    Anybody had the idea of creating a device that would trip the starter once a week for a split second, would be a auto rotate device?
    i'd just turn the motor over once a wk during the winter if it were me. turning it over oils things alil, keeps corrosion and pitting at bay.during the summer, you're runnin it so much it really doesn't matter much. i've let my boat set for 3-4wks no biggie. as mentioned before, good springs last longer , but i still think its a good idea to relieve pressure or turn the motor over once in awhile. just personal preference

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    To get oil flowing you would have to run it or turn it over quiet a bit wouldnt you? I was thinking we were talking about just rotating things 360*

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    Maybe just a remote starter so you could pull the coil wire and roll it over without even pulling the cover of it........hell you wouldnt even have to put your shoes on. FK it might even be cheaper to send the wife out to do it. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 71hallett View Post
    Maybe just a remote starter so you could pull the coil wire and roll it over without even pulling the cover of it........
    Exactly what i was thinking, but i run a MSD setup, no need to pull anything if the ignition isnt on

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