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Old 12-14-2019, 05:34 AM   #1
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Valve Compressor Tool

Hey guys I am getting ready to attempt build one of my F22 heads I have
laying around.

I know there are other ways to compress springs but can you guys point
me to the right spring compressor I should use?

All the ones I see on ebay all say for k, b series..will those ones work?

Thanks
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Old 12-14-2019, 09:48 AM   #2
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000P0ZJIS...v_ov_lig_dp_it

Not necessarily a valve compressor but more of a retainer saver. This works like a charm and won’t cost you an arm and a leg. You can either use a hammer(rubber mallet) or by hand.
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Old 12-15-2019, 11:26 PM   #3
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That's the tool I use. Works great, just gotta support the valve from underneath.
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Old 12-16-2019, 12:26 AM   #4
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That's the tool I use. Works great, just gotta support the valve from underneath.
a bunch of nylon rope fed down into the spark plug hole, before turning the crank to compress the piston up against it, works great for physically holding the valves in place from underneath!

+1 on this style of spring/keeper removal tool. Don't need to remove the head, and a quick pop with a hammer and the spring comes right off. I personally have used my Toyotool (https://toyotool.com/index.html) many times. The Lisle brand on amazon is cheaper though.
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a bunch of nylon rope fed down into the spark plug hole, before turning the crank to compress the piston up against it, works great for physically holding the valves in place from underneath!

+1 on this style of spring/keeper removal tool. Don't need to remove the head, and a quick pop with a hammer and the spring comes right off. I personally have used my Toyotool (https://toyotool.com/index.html) many times. The Lisle brand on amazon is cheaper though.
how does it work for installing the keepers after installing new springs?
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how does it work for installing the keepers after installing new springs?
just as easy as removal!

The tool itself has two ends: one magnetic for keeper removal, the other shaped/tapered in a way for keeper installation. This is why most pictures of the tool show it in 2 pieces, the handle separated from the main tool.

You just assemble the spring loose, drop the keepers into the loose retainer, and whack it. The keepers are held down by the tool and pop in place around the valve stem, then once they reach (or pass) the lock groove in the valve, on the backstroke they lock into place.

It's really incredibly clever, and admittedly my favorite automotive tool that I have ever used. I love seeing threads about it. Back in the day it was $150+shipping and worth every penny! There arent many tools that can boast the ability to "convert multiple hours of work into a single hammer swing with 0 pre-setup" ............ literally, you take the tool out of your toolbox, and hit it with a hammer. That's it.
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Old 12-19-2019, 02:56 PM   #7
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Thank you guys!! That was the one I was thinking.

Ready to get a little more power in my F22B Civic
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I hope Im not late on this post. I used a piece of pcv irrigation pipe and bored out a hole at the end of it for the magnetic keepers to pop off and reinstall. I did a utube DYI search on valve spring compressor and a found a basic solution. Im did that job on my dining table. LOL
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