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Anyone have proper procedure for cam install (incl. springs etc.)?

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I've installed one cam already but it did not require replacing the springs etc. This time around I've got to do the whole deal. No one seems to know if the valve depressor tool is required (ABA Scirocco says "no" on hydraulic valve trains). Also, my mechanic has a standard leak-down tester. Will this provide enough pressure in the cylinder to keep the valves from falling into the head? He said 80psi was no problem. Help me out everyone, I'm getting tired of using this cam for a paperweight. By the way, I'm OBD2.
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Re: Anyone have proper procedure for cam install (incl. springs etc.)? (Volkschnell)

I checked my Bentley, it just says use compressed air, no psi given. If you're worried about it, just make sure that the piston of the cylinder you're working on is at top dead centre, that way if the air pressure is insufficient at least you won't loose the valve into the cylinder. The speciality tools you'll need are: the leak-down tester, a valve spring compressor, and not necessary by highly recommended, the VW valve seal removal pliers
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