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Old 11-30-2006, 03:05 PM   #1
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Default Cracked valve spring retainer.....

Went to do a valve adjustment and discovered a cracked retainer.

Now I'm wondering whether I should replace my retainers with new OEMs or should I go with a set of Ti retainers?

Any experiences?

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Old 11-30-2006, 03:20 PM   #2
 
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i recomend oem ap2 retainers.
i had to replace mine not too long ago.
i replaced them with oem.
TI retainers will need to be changed a lot more frequently then oem. about every 25k miles or so depending on the manufacturer.
it was a bitch when i did my retainers so i wouldnt want to replace them agian that often. not unless my car visits the track a lot.
as of today i am unaware of any cases of cracked/broken ap2 retainers on ap1 2.0 engines.
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[QUOTE=jeggy,Nov 30 2006, 07:20 PM]i recomend oem ap2 retainers.
i had to replace mine not too long ago.
i replaced them with oem.
TI retainers will need to be changed a lot more frequently then oem.
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses guys!

-Aaron
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AP2 retainers FTW!!
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AP2 Valve spring retainer Part Number 14765PRBA01
AP2 Keepers/Cotters Part # 14781PCX004

just ordered mine, hope that helps the "searches"

Edit: added P/N for the keepers
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Ti retainers should be considered only if you need/want a higher RPM limit. They are less durable at normal RPMs.
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What is the cost of new AP2 retainers, and how high of a safe RPM can be had with them?
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Cheap. under 100 for a set I believe.

9k all day.
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:50 PM   #10
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Another recommendation for ap2 retainers. I don't think we have heard a report of anyone cracking them yet, at least not with valve to piston contact, at which point no RPM will save you. Billman has stated this opinion and we all know how well he knows s2000's.

Has anyone has ap2 retainers crack on them yet, regardless of what motor they are on?
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