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Date registered: Jul 2004
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RE: valve spring compressor questions
The Mercedes tool is about $180US after you factor in shipping. Its basically a big lever arm. I have no clue what the Craftsman (or Snap-On, or whatever else) would cost, but can't imiagine it being more than $30 to $50.
The Mercedes tool looks as if its basically a big crow bar, while the Craftman tool I'm thinking of is more of what I think of as a traditional valve spring compressior (has the 2 arms which grab the spring 180-degrees apart and you twist the top and bring the arms up thus compressing the spring) Of course, I could be wrong on the details and maybe a bit off on the price, but I'm sure I'm in the ballpark.