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Using the valve tools with a standard valve spring compressor

Last modified: Feb 12, 2006


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Big wooden thing is for straightening the inside of bent 15" alloy wheels using a bottle jack to apply force thru a small wood block to the opposite side of the rim.
Last modified: Jan 21, 2006

Valve Tools
Seal remover (grind old needle nose pliers), lifter bore protector (plastic pill bottle), Valve compressor extender (cut hole in old 21mm deep socket) , seal installer (old 1/4" socket)
Last modified: Jan 21, 2006

Upper torque strut bushing remover/replacer
Made from various plumbing and hardware items. Use grade 5 or 8 3/8 bolts of various lengths. Hardware store threaded rod isn't strong enough and may snap. Use heat on the outside to expand the aluminum. Apply assembly grease on the new one.
Last modified: Feb 12, 2006

Headlite aimer, radiator drain tool
When the plastic right angle drive gears strip, you can still aim headlites by using this ~ 6mm squre drive socket made from a 1/4" one with square brass tubing pressed in. Radiator drain tool is from old deep 1/4" drive socket.
Last modified: Jan 21, 2006

Power Bleeder, Fuel pressure test adaptor.
Add a fitting to an old master cylinder cap (If you buy it at a junkyard, say its for clutch -- they can't sell brake parts here (New England, USA). Per Saabnet post, buy used fuel rail banjo bolt from SobStory, then drill a hole & solder in 1/4 tube
Last modified: Jan 21, 2006

Using the valve tools with a standard valve spring compressor
Last modified: Feb 12, 2006
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