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#1 kayakertom

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 12:30 AM

Have started rebuilding some spare ea82 heads and after quickly breaking a new valve spring compressor tool from one of the local sport/auto stores, returning it and then seeing a too high price on the NAPA tool, went to Sears and picked up tool # 947627 for $20. This works great and looks like it will last for years. (No connection to Sears.) For this tool to work, the head must be removed from the vehicle.

#2 grossgary

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 05:16 AM

i bought one from advanced auto parts and it's POS to work on subaru heads with. you think this one from sears works well on the EA82's? the one i got doesn't really work at all...requires other tools to coax the valve retainers off.

#3 kayakertom

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 09:37 AM

This sears tool has a rachet-like locking mechanism that allows you to compress the dual ea82 springs on each valve and then your hands are free to coax the split cylinder retainers out - I use a small screwdriver and needlenose pliers.

i bought one from advanced auto parts and it's POS to work on subaru heads with. you think this one from sears works well on the EA82's? the one i got doesn't really work at all...requires other tools to coax the valve retainers off.



#4 grossgary

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 09:41 AM

thanks sounds exactly like what i need. the one i had requires one and a half hands at all times and is unstable at best. i'll take a look, have some ratchets to return anyway.
thanks!




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