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#1 Com_VC

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 07:19 PM

Hi all,
 
Need to remove some valves from a 202 12 port head, just wondering what the best type of valve spring compressor to use to get them off easily.  Head is not currently on the engine.  It has double valve springs as well, so may be a little harder to get off.
 
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Posted 03 September 2019 - 12:17 PM

Anyone know of anything? Even something homemade?

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 12:36 PM

I have one of these. It works with double valve springs but can be fiddly, needs to be in the right spot to work. It is slow compared to other designs. But I got the job done.

https://www.ebay.com...&frcectupt=true



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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:41 PM

The basic old style work great;

https://www.superche...ssor/12555.html

 

I have an older style one but it can whip out valve springs and valves in no time



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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 :)


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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.



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Posted 04 September 2019 - 07:52 AM

The beauty of simplicity.

 

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 09:43 AM

Seems to work easier using a socket over the valve spring retainer cap



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Posted 15 September 2019 - 08:09 PM

I also made one many moons ago using a VC commodore front bumper iron.

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 08:18 PM

Build your own using an old C Clamp.

 

Link is to my car rebuild thread on Oldschool NZ, scroll to the bottom for pictures.

 

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