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Old 02-18-2006, 12:41 AM
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what can i use in order to compress the valve springs so i can take them apart from the valves? do i need to special tool to compress them or can i use something else? please let me know. i have taken my y8 head completely apart for a good cleaning and this is all thats left.
 
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Old 02-18-2006, 12:46 AM
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yea there is a valve spring compressor, its a little special tool.......not too expensive......hell if ur goin to take em out why not just get a set of springs and retainers and some cams?
 
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Old 02-18-2006, 12:50 AM
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i plan on doing that. prolly going skunk2 with those, unless you have a better idea. thanks
 
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Old 02-18-2006, 01:22 AM
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What kind cam? Crower makes a decent one, but unless u see boost in the future stay away from a turbo cam, as it will only hurt an NA setup.
 
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Old 02-18-2006, 01:37 AM
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i was either thinking crower stage 2 n/a or skunk2 stage 1. share your thoughts
 
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is that a vtec head? the normal valve spring compressors will not fit around the spring there is no room, the tool that is used bolts in , and takes place of the cam and gets bolted in for leverage. s why i finnaly gave in and just took it to shop.
 
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Old 02-18-2006, 01:42 AM
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yes it is a vtec head. so if i get the normal valve srping compressor it won't work?
 
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no, there is no room for it, the norm is just like a gear puller, its supposed to go and latch the spring then you draw the bottom to the top. but the valves are too cramped, it just will not fit, asnd the proper tool probably cost more than the shop time
 
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