Honda Accord: Valve, Spring, and Valve Seal Installation - Cylinder Head -All Models Except PZEV - Engine Mechanical - Honda Accord MK8 2008-2012 Service ManualHonda Accord: Valve, Spring, and Valve Seal Installation

Special Tools Required

Stem Seal Driver, 30 mm 07PAD-0010000

Valve Spring Compressor Attachment 07757-PJ1010A

1. Coat the valve stems with new engine oil. Install the valves in the valve guides.

2. Check that the valves move up and down smoothly.

3. Install the spring seats on the cylinder head.

4. Install the new valve seals (A) using the 5.5 mm side of the stem seal driver, 30 mm (B).

NOTE: The exhaust valve seal (C) has a black spring (D), and the intake valve seal (E) has a white spring (F).

They are not interchangeable.


5. Install the valve spring and the spring retainer. Place


5. Install the valve spring and the spring retainer. Place the end of the valve spring with the closely wound coils toward the cylinder head.

6. Install the valve spring compressor attachment and the valve spring compressor. Compress the spring, and install the valve cotters.

7. Remove the valve spring compressor and the valve


7. Remove the valve spring compressor and the valve spring compressor attachment.

8. Lightly tap the end of each valve stem two or three times with a plastic mallet (A) to ensure proper seating of the valve and the valve cotters. Tap the valve stem only along its axis so you do not bend the stem.

Rocker Arm Assemblf Installation


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    1. Reassemble the rocker arm assembly (see page 6-82). 2. Clean and dry the No. 5 rocker shaft holder mating surface. 3. Apply liquid gasket P/N 08717-0004, 08718-0003, or 08718-0009 to the cy ...

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