Valve spring compressor questions.

Mike Korach tm2 at
Wed Aug 23 15:29:17 EDT 2000


I use a large socket just smaller than the lifter bore.  Wrap electrical tape
aroung it so it will not mar the bore.  With the C type compressor I can
compress the
springs.  Then I use a magnet tipped screwdriver to install  and remove the
thru the end of the socket the wrench goes into.

Hope this helps

Pat Korach
Kirkland, WA.

bmxman 69 wrote:

> Today I decided to used my newly available arms to install the valve stem
> locks on an MC cylinder head.
> I bumped into a small road block while using a sears valve spring
> compressor.  The jaws don't reach down into the lifter bore to get to the
> spring retainer.  Any BTDT's here or maybe an adapter that will work?
> I ended up cutting a length of tubing that matches the outer diameter of the
> spring retainers.  It works but it's a big pain in the bum.  It took me a
> good 20 minutes to do one of them and a lot of effort.  In other words, I've
> only done one so far, and I'm searching for an easier way to do it.
> Thanks,
> Will
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