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Offline Andreas Larsen

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Tool question
« on: 27.02. 2015 11:43 »
Hello fellas,

I've been skulking around the web to find myself some tools, more precisely a gudgeon pin remover and a valve spring compressor, to get some more progress at the leaking engine, if anyone remember my post from a bit back, but there seems to be quite a lot of different kinds out there, so before I just threw my money at anything in particular I'd ask you fine ladies and gentlemen if you can reccomend any particular types?

I've seen quite a few different types of gudgeon pin pullers that state that they are universal like this for example:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-MOTION-PRO-DELUXE-PISTON-PIN-TOOL-BLUE-ANODIZED-FROM-12-MM-TO-24-MM-08-0472-/351305800301?pt=Apparel_Merchandise&hash=item51cb751a6d

And as for the valve spring compressors there seem to be quite the number of different types for example

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BGS-Werkzeug-Valve-Spring-Compressor-Overhead-Version-Pro-Range-/271546316225?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3f396bf5c1
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRIUMPH-NORTON-BSA-ETC-VALVE-SPRING-COMPRESSOR-PN-61-3341-/360760789597?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item53ff04ca5d

Or similar..

Any suggestions?

Best regards
Andreas
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Re: Tool question
« Reply #1 on: 27.02. 2015 12:29 »
I think gentle heat is all that is required for the gudgeon, (wrist) pin to slide out/in.

I made a valve spring compressor from a long bit of stiff steel bar, (about 5mm thick, 40mm wide) that was hinged on the workbench at one end and had a pivoted fork that bore down on the collet disk. It was a bit rough-and-ready but worked for me.

PS. The bar was mounted edgewise for stiffness.
PS2. I needed to put something, ( I used a chunky nut) under the valve head so it stayed put while I applied the pressure.

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Re: Tool question
« Reply #2 on: 27.02. 2015 19:47 »
G'day Andreas.
I'm with Greybeard on gudgeon pins, hot air gun (and bike gloves).
On valve spring compressors, depends on how much use you'll get out of it. Cheap ones like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-Universal-Valve-Spring-Compressor-Automotive-Engine-Adjustment-Removal-Tool-/400714322534 will do. Locking ones are better than the G clamp ones and the one above with a cut out socket are better than the even cheaper ones like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-Universal-Adjustable-Valve-Spring-Compressor-Automotive-Engine-Repair-Tool-/201295407481
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Re: Tool question
« Reply #3 on: 02.03. 2015 15:17 »
Hey guys,

Thanks for the help, I got myself a hot air gun and a valve spring compressor similar to the one you suggested.

Let the fun begin!  *work*
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