I'm getting myself prepared to do the valves and belts on my S4 this winter. It will be my first time around so I'm trying to be as prepared as possible. Ordered the LT Snyder handbook and have watched every movie and read every write-up I can possibly find. That said, here is where I am at.
-Ordering new belts
-Have a digi caliper and plan on purchasing or borrowing a micrometer
-Have plenty of metric sockets and open-ended wrenches and allen keys
-Have telescoping magnet and picks
Anybody recommend a set of feeler gauges
I'm planning on ordering new seals for the valve covers.
Here is the where I have some questions regarding tools. I've been looking at the tools that Desmo Times offers... Specifically the closing rocker depressor
and the rocker pin extractor
Now... I work in the stage building business and we have a full blown machine shop with everything I could ever possibly need to make some of my own tools. The two that I mentioned above look fairly simple to make and it would save me $76. I have access to TGP, cold rolled, and stainless rod... tons of it. Aluminum as well. I'm assuming the ones on Desmo Times are steel to add weight. I would probably go with stainless.
All I'm looking for are some dimensions if anybody has the tools already. I have a pretty good idea just by looking at the pictures. But small things would help.
-What is the thread at the end of the rocker pin extractor (I want to pull the rockers to look for flaking)
-Any idea for over all length?
-Overall length of the closing rocker depressing tool?
-It looks like it might be counter-bored at the end to keep it located on the rocker when applying pressure?
Hmmmmm I can't think of anything else at the moment. Any helpful info would be great regarding tools or experiences. I'm sure I will have many more questions once the time comes. Also, if anyone is interested in really helping out, I might be able to make more than one of the tools if somebody else is in need.
**I do not wish to rip off Desmo Times in any way or intend to make any money in any way from this project**