Best type of Valve Spring compressor for Holden 6 (202) ?
Posted 27 August 2019 - 07:19 PM
Posted 03 September 2019 - 08:34 PM
I already had a similar valve spring compressor to that supercheap one, the last time I tried it I couldn't get the lever to compress so gave up thinking it was the wrong type, so today I used a 300mm pipe on the end of it for some leverage and it worked easily
Posted 03 September 2019 - 10:02 PM
Because the collets are wedge shaped, they jam in. Put a bit of tension on it then give the valve cap a hit with a soft faced hammer. You only need 3 hands.
Posted 15 September 2019 - 09:43 AM
Seems to work easier using a socket over the valve spring retainer cap
Posted 15 September 2019 - 08:09 PM
I also made one many moons ago using a VC commodore front bumper iron.
Posted 05 November 2019 - 11:58 AM
I made a very simple valve spring compresser at home DIY thats working great for me recently. Cost less than $25 in parts from bunnings. Pretty much just a post anchor and 15mm galvanised plumbing piping with a 'T' piece and some bolts to tie it together. The two brackets bolted through the piping that push down on the valve could be improved on though, just by using something thicker and stronger. Also maybe turning the post anchor around the other way would put less stress on the bolts holding it to the wood? But this works fine for me
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