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2.7 Valve Spring Compressor Tool Help.

Hi, does anyone know what tool to use on the 2.7L Engine to remove the valve springs in 2018? I'm in the process of changing valve seals, but, I'm stuck, the Valve spring compressor that I rented an OEM Tool# 27040 does not fit. There's no space up there at all. Please, I know it's gotta be somebody on here that know what tool to use. I think there's a punch type that You hit with a hammer, but, I'm not comfortable with it. It's 2018, and I'm sure some of the old tools that were being used may have been discontinued. But, I know someone must've done this job recently and can help Me with a tool that's gonna work.

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This one should work. I bought one very similar to it some years ago to do mine, but I don’t see one exactly like that anymore, but the essential details were the same:

https://m.ebay.com/itm/New-Engine-Ov...YAAOSwKytZNQDA

It works on these engines because it bolts supports for an overhead pipe near the front and rear ends of the head and doesn’t have parts that have to fit around the valve area - it presses straight down on the valve spring cap from pressure created from a lever on the overhead pipe.

The key is searching on “overhead valve spring compressor”. Here’s the ebay page from searching on that. I don’t know if the more traditional-looking ones on that page will work since it looks like they have to clip around the spring:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...essor&_sacat=0
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This one should work. I bought one very similar to it some years ago to do mine, but I don’t see one exactly like that anymore, but the essential details were the same:

https://m.ebay.com/itm/New-Engine-Ov...YAAOSwKytZNQDA

It works on these engines because it bolts supports for an overhead pipe near the front and rear ends of the head and doesn’t have parts that have to fit around the valve area - it presses straight down on the valve spring cap from pressure created from a lever on the overhead pipe.

The key is searching on “overhead valve spring compressor”. Here’s the ebay page from searching on that. I don’t know if the more traditional-looking ones on that page will work since it looks like they have to clip around the spring:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...essor&_sacat=0
Thanks P. You seem to be the only one there for Me all the time. I Just bought that exact one from the homexpress1 seller. Hope it works, Wish it was the screw down type like Yours so I can use/work with both of My hands.
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Hey Now! It's just most of us here haven't done this job ourselves. I haven't. Bill has and you got the information.

Never had the valve covers or even the intake off any of my LH cars. I've been following your progress in case I ever decide to do something like it in the future.

I can understand your frustration with the lack of responses but the LH platform is a dyeing breed! Keep up the good work!
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Thanks P. You seem to be the only one there for Me all the time. I Just bought that exact one from the homexpress1 seller. Hope it works, Wish it was the screw down type like Yours so I can use/work with both of My hands.
You must have seen my posts from the past on those. I tried to find the screw down type for you. IIRC, they were something like $75 about 10 or 12 years ago. I guess they had to make them more affordable, and the lever mechanism was the way to go - so yeah - you either have to press with one hand and fiddle with the other, or have a helper. I guess that is why the previous type was called “one man valve spring compressor” rather than “overhead valve spring compressor” like they are now. There is one that comes up under “one man . . .”, that doesn’t use the lever, but it’s like $155 - didn’t think you’d be interested due to expense (I know I wouldn’t be) so didn’t mention it.


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Thanks P. You seem to be the only one there for Me all the time. I Just bought that exact one from the homexpress1 seller. Hope it works, Wish it was the screw down type like Yours so I can use/work with both of My hands.
You must have seen my posts from the past on those. I tried to find the screw down type for you. IIRC, they were something like $75 about 10 or 12 years ago. I guess they had to make them more affordable, and the lever mechanism was the way to go - so yeah - you either have to press with one hand and fiddle with the other, or have a helper. I guess that is why the previous type was called “one man valve spring compressor” rather than “overhead valve spring compressor” like they are now. There is one that comes up under “one man . . .”, that doesn’t use the lever, but it’s like $155 - didn’t think you’d be interested due to expense (I know I wouldn’t be) so didn’t mention it.
Haha, Exactly So. If It still sold for about $60-75, I probably would've still considered buying it. But, 12Years later, technology advanced and tool manufacturing got better and tools got cheaper, why didn't they continue making them? And at cheaper costs? (No Brainer).... I Saw the last one was Listed at $99 for starting BID, That's Just Insane. And $155 is like more than half of what I bought the whole car for. I even saw others for $199 and over. $200+, I'm like WTF!?! For a Dang Tool?!?!
Unless they are using titanium to make those tools, I don't see why other companies won't make the One Man/Screw down types at cheaper prices.. I mean there's not much design Differences between them, only that one is push down, the other is screw down. But, I guess manufacturers do what they want.

But, I've always wanted to Ask You if after all these Years, do You still have Your One Man Version? 🤔
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Hey Now! It's just most of us here haven't done this job ourselves. I haven't. Bill has and you got the information.

Never had the valve covers or even the intake off any of my LH cars. I've been following your progress in case I ever decide to do something like it in the future.

I can understand your frustration with the lack of responses but the LH platform is a dyeing breed! Keep up the good work!
Well, I'm glad You do understand My frustration..

And I guess from that perspective I Can see why more helpful responses are scarce. But, I'm quite content with P.

And I hope I'm not misunderstood as dissing/ditching Everybody who have helped Me and been there for Me since My first endeavor/adventure, Please No.... Just that, I guess, I'm taking on more and more Critical/tough repairs and I guess not everyone have done those/gotten that far..

So, I hope it all goes well. But, it Usually does not. I've been working on this thing for the past 3 Months, I even took off work in order to get this done and out the way, I was hoping to finish it by the end of this month, but, seeing that the valve spring compressor that I bought won't even be here till next month... Well, guess I gotta go back to work, so now it'll take Me even longer to finish this.

And Just yesterday, It got even interesting and exciting, because one of the camshaft cap bolts broke on Me. Talk about good luck. Now, I'll have to go learn how to extract/use extractor set that I haven't done before and also buy one. But, it's just too much, I'll probably have to Craigslist someone who can remove it for Me.. Uhhgggg!

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Actually I still do have the valve spring compressor.

Sucks about the cam bolt breaking off.

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You just happen to be working on the few areas that I do have some hands-on experience with. Plenty of areas that I suck at that Ron, Dan, and others are experts on.
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