I got a small magnet last night and was able to retrieve the valve spring keeper that fell into the engine block of the B12 in a matter of minutes. That's the good news. The bad news is, I can't seem to get these keepers back on. I always have problems with these things but these ones are unusually stubborn. So I ask, what is your secret for getting these keepers back on the valve without going insane? I already put a small amount of grease on the inside so they stick when I get them in place. I just can't get the first one into place and get it turned enough to get the second one in. Looks like it's time for some more hillbilly engineering. See if I can come up with a tool to install these things. So tell me, what's your secret?
Edited by David Brown, June 11, 2014 - 07:51 PM.