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HLA removal - What tools you all using?
svo_thunderchicken Offline
Senior Member
#1
ok i need to get my hla's out. Some people are saying a valve spring compressor, but my valve springs have some kinda shield around them, thats going to make that pretty hard. Is there a better way of doing it?
84 TC Silver 5 speed - PE EEC, Big Vam, RR cam, 35lb injectors, E6 swap, T3 60 Trim, 87-88 intercooler and hood, BOV, K&N Cone Filter *under constrution*
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Robert Camp Offline
Posting Freak
#2
The shields I have seen only go up about half way the spring. The compressed spring will be in coil bind when it gets all the way to the cup. Unless your cup goes all the way to the top of the spring, a valve spring compressor will work just fine.
Robert Camp
'86 Medium Regatta Blue TC, 5-speed, original owner.
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#3
You only need to compress them far enough to get the followers out then you can remove the HLAs

This is what I use because it works in the car, KD 3087
http://www.mytoolstore.com/kd/kdengi13.html
near the bottom of the page
Pete Dunham


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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#4
Or make your own spring compressor.... see my article on the tech articles page under "Engine".
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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trashline Offline
Posting Freak
#5
heck I used a file to compress springs on a 2.3 head. Ive also used those craftsman prybars.
Brian

www.BCPCustom.com

06 Cobalt SS
66 mustang 289 C4 handfully modded

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svo_thunderchicken Offline
Senior Member
#6
ok, i have been looking at the screw type spring compressors.. now i see what your talking about! thanks! that will make the job very easy!
84 TC Silver 5 speed - PE EEC, Big Vam, RR cam, 35lb injectors, E6 swap, T3 60 Trim, 87-88 intercooler and hood, BOV, K&N Cone Filter *under constrution*
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2298891/1

87 TC Black 5 Speed - Stock IHI, BCS Bypassed
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2390431
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