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Old 09-25-2011, 11:56 AM
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Valve Spring Compressor Tool

Looks like I am going to have to replace a valve spring with a checker spring. The head has one spring inside another spring (dual springs) Comparing the two tools below which is better and easier to use?

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-906784/
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/WMR-W84002/

It's for a Pontiac 400, 6X heads, ARP 7/16" screw in studs.

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BT

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Old 09-25-2011, 12:43 PM
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I prefer the cheaper one. I've used them since the sixties. Simple and no parts to break..
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:54 PM
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When I saw the cheaper one I thought will it mess up the rocker arm studs during use? Suppose I could always wrap the exposed threads in tape to protect them.

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Old 09-25-2011, 02:44 PM
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This would be my choice. It makes the job so much easier than the other designs.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/OTC-4573/
onl a few bucks more, very well worth it.
It cranks down by a screw, holds the spring so you dont have to, makes things a lot easier, trust me.
It does not require use of the studs in the head.

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