If you’re cheap, the Proform (and others) valve spring compressors will work- but be warned, the handle don’t lock down with the spring compressed and if you turn loose, it’ll get interesting very fast!! A Regis air powered compressor works good, but pricey. If you’re not very familiar with working with a valve spring compressor the LSM is probably the best choice.
Posts: 128 | Location: South MS | Registered: September 07, 2015
I have the LSM on-engine one for shaft rockers. Even when I do the springs with the heads off the engine I use it. I have two h0les drilled in my bench to bolt the head down. I have used the air-operated compressors, nice, but I won't buy one since I rarely do this type of thing.
Posts: 1669 | Location: South River, NJ | Registered: June 19, 2007
The overclamp doesn't sit on the valve head correctly so when collapsed the retainer is not centered on the stem. Repair that with my bench vise. A better solution will be in the worksThis message has been edited. Last edited by: B.C.Malibu,
Posts: 619 | Location: Bucks Co Pa | Registered: January 23, 2003