Valve spring compessor

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by Turtle52, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Turtle52

    Turtle52 New Member

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    I need a little help if someone would be so nice. I'm trying to remove the valve springs on a '05 Vtwin while heads are still on the engine. I know there is a tool made by Nub Tools. My problem is I hope I'm going to do this just one time and don't want to spend the $300 bucks it will cost. I have the hose to connect to the cylinder to hold the valves up (did it to a small block Chevy) just don't have the room to be able to remove the spring and retainers. Or if someone has the layout of the plate of the aforementioned tool, or an idea that would also work, it would be greatly appreciated. Maybe a spring compressor that would work. I've read that the one for small engines will not work. There was one that I saw that worked like a big pair of tweezers with a long screw in the middle, I don't know if it is the same one as the small engine type or not. Thanks in advance, Tony
     
  2. dolt

    dolt Senior Member Contributor

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    Honestly, I would pull the head; it's just not that difficult or time consuming.

    However, the layout to a tool made by Goodson is shown; if you have the right stuff, you can fab one up. I don't think the Goodson tool is a $300 tool but it's not cheap.

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    The shade tree approach is also shown; I picked it up from a guy on another forum a few years back but have never had to use it. Good luck!

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  3. Turtle52

    Turtle52 New Member

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    I don't think the Goodson tool is a $300 tool but it's not cheap.