View Full Version : Recommend Valve Spring Compressor?

paul somlo
11-18-2016, 07:21 AM
This is on the M44, head is off the car. What works well?

'96ti 231,000 mi.

paul somlo
01-31-2017, 04:24 AM
I ended up machining a part with a spacer to get me up over the rim of the head. The clamp is a Bessey DuoKlamp, which has rubber pads and plastic jaws, so as to be kind to the aluminum head surface. I looked at the Sears valve spring compressor, but because the valve springs are set so low in the head, I didn't think it would work. Pardon the machining; my only mill is a small horizontal, which is cumbersome at best.