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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-02-2016, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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replace valve springs ?

Anyone with advice on replacing the valve springs on my 02 Z06? My VIN falls into the warning category. I have 56,000 miles and drive modestly on the street but have completed 3 track days. Kind of got me concerned and would appreciate any advice or experience. Also any idea on parts/labor expected if I replace.
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Re: replace valve springs ?

Do it. I had a catastrophic engine failure with my '02 Zee (11K miles) and had to replace the engine. Not cheap.

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Re: replace valve springs ?

I replaced mine the beginning of the year even though I had done more than a dozen DE's. I got GM stock springs since I have minor mod's. Headers, cold air etc.....
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Re: replace valve springs ?

I just purchased a 2003 z06 with 53K miles. its build date is between Sept 6 and Sept 16th according to the build table (was there a shutdown in between those dates?). Anyway my question is should I change the valve Springs if the bad springs were a Q2 2002 problem? I don't plan to race the car other then the occasional street drag/race. THANKS
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