What tools do I need to replace the valve seals and what is the most easy way to do them

Tiny
COOPER552011
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  • 1993 FORD PROBE
  • 107,000 MILES
It is a 1993 ford probe 2.0 I need new valve seals do you know what tools I would need to do it thanks
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 5:17 AM

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Tiny
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Do you plan to remove the head or do it in the car?
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 5:20 AM
Tiny
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Joe-its the easy way-people don't like to get that backbone aching when lifting the head out of the block -you need a special tool to do it-
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 6:48 AM
Tiny
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If you don't have a compressor to provided regulated air pressure, the easy way out is out of the question.
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 7:34 AM
Tiny
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Back during my old plastic days with no compressor -I fill the cylinders with strings to block the valves from falling-
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 7:51 AM
Tiny
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You are both right. Cooper, which way will you be doing this? Raz, String?
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 5:08 PM
Tiny
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What way do you guys think would be easy I have a air compressor and I can get the tool but im not sure what tool I need to put the new seals back in
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 6:43 PM
Tiny
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Basically, the compressor will pump air pressure into one cylinder at a time while you work on it. You need an adapter to screw into the location of the spark plug. Additionally, you will need a valve spring compressor that is designed to remove the spring while the head is still in place. Other than that, socket, needle nose pliers.
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 7:03 PM
Tiny
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So if I take the head off I just need a valve seal tool to remove and istall them
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 7:10 PM
Tiny
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If you remove the head, yes. A valve spring compressor is needed at that point.
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 8:14 PM
Tiny
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If you remove the head, don't just replace the seals. It would be better to have the valves lapped and the intake and exhaust ports cleaned.
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 AT 2:09 PM

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