View Full Version : Valve spring tool

05-06-2017, 07:55 PM
Will this type work? Cant find my homemade one [headbang]


Avant Nate
05-06-2017, 09:46 PM
Made my own. Intake valves are tiny.

05-07-2017, 05:19 AM
Looks similar to the one I used.

Putting the keepers in is a total bastard just FYI lol

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05-07-2017, 05:00 PM
I used the same but I think someone on here had one break. The second time I did mine I used a craftsman one and used the inserts from this kit to install them. You will see the c clamp part start to bend so be conscious of it.

Be careful and check your valve spring being out of square if reusing them. 1mm per inch out of square is acceptable but these are tiny valve stems so for me I prefer .5mm per inch. I used Vaseline to help hold those keepers in place. Also be careful and make sure the valve is sitting properly in its seat. You can get them installed crooked which will snap a valve a quickly.

05-08-2017, 11:22 PM
Thanks for the info guys. Hope it doesn't bend.

05-09-2017, 05:20 AM
The one I own is more along these lines, and it's the shit. http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTI1NlgxNTcw/$(KGrHqZHJFEFBmCZeGi+BQmgviV(,!~~60_57.JPG?set_id= 8800005007

Added a 2nd bar to slide over the top of the arm and keep the assembly locked in place while I dicked with the keepers.

05-10-2017, 06:10 PM
^ tried that before. Freakin hard lol. Dual valve springs without an extension bar.

Great idea on the 2nd bar to lock.

05-16-2017, 05:20 PM
Good gravy! those seem overkill. I cut 70% out of the side of a 5/8 deep socket and left the bottom 1/8th inch untouched, then used vise grips which I assumed are used for wood. Like a 10" opening. I have that socket in my room somewhere but cant seem to find it otherwise i'd post a pick. If you're interested i'll keep looking. The last option posted looks like it wont hold it self down. Perhaps it will, but my option will for sure, without doing so you'd need 3 hands to make it simple which it should be.

Idk.. That's my opinion on both of those options presented. You aren't going to use it 100+ times, so... in my mind why waste the money.
I'm going off the expectation you have a grinder to cut the socket.

They're 10~$ online. One side on bottom on valve and other on top of socket. I can't imagine it going any faster. Put assembly lube on retainers and use a pick. Bam. Can be done for damn cheap. FWIW while I was melting heads and over revving I ended up doing this method about 5 flawlessly.