What is the function of this tool?
A valve spring compressor is a tool for those who are disassembling a cylinder head and wish to remove the valves and springs within the head. To be at this point, one must be quite versed in automotive mechanics as the removal of the head from the engine is required. One side of a valve spring compressor will brace against the valve on the base of the head while the other can be clamped down while pushing the valve. This action forces the valve locks or keepers loose from the retainer which is what keeps the valve attached to the spring. A valve spring compressor can be used to both remove and install valve springs into a cylinder head.
Is this product for you?
The Valve Spring Compressor is suitable for just about all small and medium Over Head Valve engines. The opening adjustability of this compressor is between 75mm and 165mm giving enough room for just about any head type. The throat clearance on this compressor is 150mm which allows enough clearance for the arm of the compressor to wrap around the side of the head. This tool is perfect for anyone that wishes to easily and quickly remove valves from the cylinder head. For any DIY mechanic who finds themselves regularly pulling motors apart, this is a must have tool.