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Recommendations for valve spring compressor that fits over inlet valves

VAG-Slag Feb 9, 2015

  1. VAG-Slag

    VAG-Slag Well-Known Member

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    As the title suggests really, has anyone got any recommendations for a valve spring compressor that'll do 20v inlet valves?

    All the one's I've tried don't fit for one reason or another...
    And if someone local wants to lend me one in exchange for beer that'd be even better! :beerchug:

    Thanks chaps!

    Lewis
     
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  3. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    I ground down the smallest one I had till it fit
     
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    VAG-Slag Well-Known Member

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  5. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    I use the one above for all the 20v heads I do
     
  6. VAG-Slag

    VAG-Slag Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your input Andrew, good to know, especially as it's one of the cheapest ones I've found! lol

    I'll probably order one of them up then, thanks!
     
  7. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    There good

    Super light and small that's good, nothing worse than a big and heavy spring compressor
     
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  8. scotty_24

    scotty_24 Well-Known Member

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    Experiencing the same issue, is this the best type of compressor to use ?
    I have a g clamp style one but it doesn't fit
     
  9. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    Buy one In the link above. You can't got wrong with it.
     
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  10. VAG-Slag

    VAG-Slag Well-Known Member

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    Funny how this post rears it's mug again now as I just started stripping a head with these last night, having bought the kit back in February... And yea, spot on. Easy to use, fits right in there and leaves enough room to poke a magnet in and pick out the collets.

    Also a lot more controlled than the g-clamp type, I often find the g-clamp ones ping a lot when you open/close them making it awkward... And for a tenner, you really can not go wrong!
     
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  11. scotty_24

    scotty_24 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome mate, got one ordered :)
     
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  13. Leo Komninos

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    Has anyone else had the issue of the treads in the 'U' bar are not round and need to be chased with a M14 tap? I'm sending mine back as only 3 days since arriving, but have tried with another M14 thread from wheel bearing removal kit, and sticks after 3 threads.
     
  14. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    Typical Ebay ones... They sell the same ones at Machine mart
     

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