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Who has a valve spring compressor I can borrow?


SmoothCustomer
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951364 posted 11/21/10 05:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I won't need it until mid december but I figured I should start looking now so I don't get in a bad situation, so who has one?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951506 posted 11/22/10 03:34 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Shipping is probably the cost of just making one. Get a big enough clamp and notch out a socket.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951508 posted 11/22/10 04:46 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Got this laying in the garage. If i lend it out, by the time i get it back you'll have 20-/+$ in shipping.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FORD-NISSAN-TOYOTA-VW-BMW-VALVE-SPRING-COMPRESSOR-SS-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem45f6dc81e0QQitemZ300494389728QQptZMotorsQ5fAutomotiveQ5fTools


Works like a charm, big c-clamp and a socket should do just the trick also.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951610 posted 11/22/10 12:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You forgot to mention if the head will be on or off the engine? Make a big difference in the kind you can use.

Somebody used to lend one out on here (the style so you can install on engine), but that was many moons ago and they lost, or deleted, all the past stuff on this site. Also, somebody posted a site that had this style relatively cheap, but again, who knows if it's in the archives.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951613 posted 11/22/10 12:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It will be off the engine. I will probably end up with ^^this one. Thanks guys!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951620 posted 11/22/10 12:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Oh good, that makes it easier then...Go to Sears and get one on sale (avoid chinese junk). I believe they carry Lisle, K-D and such still and if not in their stores, then on their online/printed catalog.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951634 posted 11/22/10 01:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I modded a sears valve spring compressor tool with a chopped down 18mm long socket with a window cut into it to pull the keepers as you compress it, cheapo but has worked for me for more than 10 years now, thanks to Tom Stengal from the good 'ol BADSMer days.

I'll see about posting a pic of my dinosaur compressor tool that you can make after a bit of welding of the socket



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951649 posted 11/22/10 02:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This is what i have. Been using it for many years now.
Excellent compressor. Locks down and allows you to remove valve locks easily.



I'd seriously consider buying this if i didnt have one already.

click



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Edited by mitsuturbo (11/22/10 02:18 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951707 posted 11/22/10 04:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
im surprised nobody mentioned the euroexport tool, the one that bolts to the head.

EuroExport Valve Spring Tool - click

if all else fails, you can borrow mine. im sure shipping wouldnt be bad between CT and NY. its really nice & easy to use!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951712 posted 11/22/10 04:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^^^That may be the one I was thinking of, although thought they had a site, or perhaps it was a different brand...I have at least one seal that is bad on the exhaust side; not terrible, but need to fix and I have the parts, just dreading doing it (removing cam(s) and such)...may as well do them all!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951716 posted 11/22/10 04:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Doesn't like Advanced Auto and those other chains have free tool lending service? I would call and see if they have the tool because I have called and apparently they don't have nor lend timing lights



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951768 posted 11/22/10 07:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I've used a big harbor freight C clamp with windowed socket JB welded onto it a few times. Works like a charm and cost all of $5.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 953632 posted 11/30/10 01:39 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Just buy this

click

Snap on Blue point tool GA317 Works like a charm! easy to use and I think its relatively cheap.


Edited by blackvr4 (11/30/10 01:41 AM)

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