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I have bought the FM head gasket kit and plan on putting it in this weekend . Do any of you guys have tips for how to take the valve seals out and put the new ones in. Also if you have any tips for putting arp head studs in would help too thanks!

Pictures would be awesome if you have any.
 

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New to Miatas but not to cars:

-valve seals out with small hose pliers (just wiggle them out)

-Valve seals in with a dip in some oil and an 11mm socket (or an equivalent to fit over the seat)

hope this helps
 

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They're moderately easy to get out, and ridiculous/tedious to get back in.

Take a proper sized socket, deep well, like 19mm(Maybe? I can't remember at all) or whatever fits, and grind a big slot into the side of it, that'll get you halfway there in terms of access to the clip things.

edit: I'm drunk and maybe misunderstood the question. Sorry
 

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Valve seals on these heads are a royal PITA...the springs are surrounded by casting..

I borrowed a special tool from a friend that has a shop...extender with a cup on each end and completely open..using the valve spring compressor and the extender allows relatively easy access to the retainer and split keepers...still a PITA though...
 
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