Valve Spring Compressor - Cobalt SS Network



2.4L LE5 Performance Tech 16 valve 171 hp EcoTec with 163 lb-ft of torque
Technical Discussions ONLY!

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-12-2017, 06:11 PM   #1
HGT
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 03-17-17
Location: Parker Colorado
Posts: 739
Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
Valve Spring Compressor

Has anyone used a different valve spring compressor than the Kent Moore tool?
Is anyone leasing this tool or another like it on the forum.
HGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 08:52 AM   #2
Senior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: 03-27-11
Location: butler,pa
Posts: 523
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
..

I can hook you up. How long would you need it for?
cw383 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to cw383 For This Useful Post:
HGT (11-13-2017)
Old 11-13-2017, 09:32 AM   #3
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: 02-03-16
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,964
Thanked 59 Times in 56 Posts
jdbaugh1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 10:01 AM   #4
Senior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: 03-27-11
Location: butler,pa
Posts: 523
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
..

Lmao! Is that in your living room? Love it! Or super nice work area. I did mine in my basement and had to roll it out up the steps myself
cw383 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 10:03 AM   #5
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: 02-03-16
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,964
Thanked 59 Times in 56 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cw383 View Post
Lmao! Is that in your living room? Love it! Or super nice work area. I did mine in my basement and had to roll it out up the steps myself
Yes it is in my living room lol. I don't typically do work in there but the keepers on the valves are so damn tiny and I didn't have any extras and I didn't want to lose any so I brought it in on the wood floor so I would be able to find on if I dropped any.
jdbaugh1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 10:06 AM   #6
HGT
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 03-17-17
Location: Parker Colorado
Posts: 739
Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cw383 View Post
I can hook you up. How long would you need it for?
When my parts arrive, only a weekend. Probably not this coming weekend.
HGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 10:12 AM   #7
Senior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: 03-27-11
Location: butler,pa
Posts: 523
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
..

Yes, word to the wise, plug the oil galleys with shop towel wads. My first LNF still has a retainer floating around in there somewhere. I have a valve spring set like that red one too. If it has an air chuck for the spark plug hole watch that thing if your doing an on engine job. Mine had a shrader valve in it for some dumb reason and it wouldnt pressurize the cylinder and I found that out the hard way when I touched the valve stem and it vanished before my eyes! I never would of thought they would have put one in there. Ended up dropping a valve during a spring swap as a result. I was able to pull the intake and use a piece of metal brake line with some tie wire forming a loop inside it, and it was a PITA, but eventually i got it into the guide. Stupid things to watch out for....
cw383 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2017, 02:38 PM   #8
New Member
 
Join Date: 09-23-16
Location: MI
Posts: 44
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
A poorman alternative is to buy one of
these cheap ones these cheap ones
then make the adapter cup. Use conduit then cut out a notch as needed to access the keys, the shape is sort of like this -> http://www.lasertools.co.uk/items/large/5495_Right.jpg.


---the editor isn't working right, got some weird link stuff going on
steelmesh is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:51 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.