Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Saturday August 23, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Built Motor Discussion

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-15-2008, 11:52 PM   #1
Splinter
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 106510
Join Date: Feb 2006
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Osoyoos, BC
Vehicle:
98 Widebody 2.2
Smooth Safety Blue

Default Tool for easily removing valve springs

With the head still mounted on the engine... anyone interested in these?

I put one together to do my valve seals last weekend, it works like a charm. It's pretty crude, you can built it with a dremel and a small welder.

I can put some instructions together if anyone wants.

I'd imagine it'd be useful for people who want to upgrade to beefier springs without taking their heads off.

* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Splinter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2008, 10:54 PM   #2
blue05
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 125144
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: SoCal, LA that is.
Vehicle:
2005 wrx STi
wrb

Default

Thats kinda cool. I may be easier to just remove the heads if you already have the engine out. I used a setup like this on my chevy bb. I also stuffed a bunch of soft cotton rope into the cylinder thru the plug hole and then turned the engine over by hand until the piston compressed it enough to gently hold the valves up on another engine.
blue05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2008, 11:10 PM   #3
Chocoholic005
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 179736
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Big Rapids, MI
Vehicle:
2005 Legacy GT
RBP

Default

Not exactly the greatest idea to do that, damage is possible, unlikely but possible. I would just take the heads off.
Chocoholic005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2008, 11:16 PM   #4
Splinter
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 106510
Join Date: Feb 2006
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Osoyoos, BC
Vehicle:
98 Widebody 2.2
Smooth Safety Blue

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blue05 View Post
Thats kinda cool. I may be easier to just remove the heads if you already have the engine out. I used a setup like this on my chevy bb. I also stuffed a bunch of soft cotton rope into the cylinder thru the plug hole and then turned the engine over by hand until the piston compressed it enough to gently hold the valves up on another engine.
I use compressed air to hold the valves closed.

The reason I didn't want to remove the heads was I knew the headgaskets had seated properly, so why disturb them?

I don't really see how this could cause damage, as long as you don't overtorque the bolts you use to secure it, the cam cap threads are designed to hold down the cam against the force of the valve springs, under much tougher conditions (heat, vibration, etc).

Even with the head off, I found this tool much easier to handle than those giant C-clamp tools, putting the valve keepers back on was a snap.
Splinter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2008, 08:11 PM   #5
Splinter
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 106510
Join Date: Feb 2006
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Osoyoos, BC
Vehicle:
98 Widebody 2.2
Smooth Safety Blue

Default



You guys have no idea how easy this makes my life now...
Splinter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 03:02 PM   #6
vanddelor
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 127319
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Blaine, MN
Vehicle:
2002 WRX
MBP

Default

freaken awesome!!!! just what i was looking for...
vanddelor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2010, 08:53 PM   #7
STIStalker
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 92783
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Puyallup, WA
Vehicle:
2004 WRX
WRB

Default

That is awesome!
I need one right now!!
Damn retainers are being a biznitch.
No local parts places seem to have anything than the big U clamp things that worked to take the valves out.



Quote:
Originally Posted by vanddelor View Post
freaken awesome!!!! just what i was looking for...
STIStalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
valve spring compressor tool Gixxer1K North West Impreza Club Forum -- NWIC 1 06-04-2009 09:18 PM
Valve spring compressor tool fastlanerex Built Motor Discussion 11 04-29-2008 04:22 AM
Tool for adjusting the valve clearance MasterKwan Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain 4 03-24-2007 04:48 PM
Cyl head valve spring tool? tmarcel Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain 13 05-04-2005 12:15 PM
Special tools for stereo removal? M8 Car Audio, Video & Security 3 07-01-2001 02:50 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.