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    Riva valve spring compressor tool.

    Just wondering if someone has one I can borrow for the day.
    I would be more than happy to pay you for shipping and borrowing it.

    Please note.
    Many forum members will vouch for me...rest assured that I will return it back to you promptly and in the same condition.
    Also, if need be I can provide a security deposit to insure its return.

    Thanks in advance for helping out a fellow member


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    Hey mate, is happily send you mine, but I'm in Australia.

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    I was just wondering when you guys change out the springs, are you guys putting each piston at TDC?

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    Nope. The crankshaft is locked with the locking tool. Compressed air keeps the valves in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monaroman76 View Post
    Nope. The crankshaft is locked with the locking tool. Compressed air keeps the valves in place.
    Gotcha. Cool Thanks!

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    @ b_dollar - shoot me a pm. I got one

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    Quote Originally Posted by krouchchocolate View Post
    I was just wondering when you guys change out the springs, are you guys putting each piston at TDC?
    No. It was much easier of a job than I expected. I did take every bit of two hours to complete. An old forum member BREON(RIP) posted an awesome write up with great pics. Search for it, very helpful. Only thing I can say is piston up or down didn't matter cause as soon as you apply air it forces it down. Keep your air pressure around 70-80. No less or you risk losing cylinder pressure and dropping a valve down! Use tin foil to block all the oil drain holes in the head while you work to prevent any valve keepers from dropping down there! I did not drop any luckily. use a small screw drive and a small pen magnet and it really is a breeze. The exhaust valve retainers may be stuck from heat cycling but just give them a tap if the valve pushes down when you try to compress the spring and it will seal right up! Super cool job and really pretty easy!

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    B dolla is stand up guy, went and looked at a machine for me, so I didnt have to waste time on the drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by warsawspeedfreak View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by krouchchocolate View Post
    I was just wondering when you guys change out the springs, are you guys putting each piston at TDC?
    No. It was much easier of a job than I expected. I did take every bit of two hours to complete. An old forum member BREON(RIP) posted an awesome write up with great pics. Search for it, very helpful. Only thing I can say is piston up or down didn't matter cause as soon as you apply air it forces it down. Keep your air pressure around 70-80. No less or you risk losing cylinder pressure and dropping a valve down! Use tin foil to block all the oil drain holes in the head while you work to prevent any valve keepers from dropping down there! I did not drop any luckily. use a small screw drive and a small pen magnet and it really is a breeze. The exhaust valve retainers may be stuck from heat cycling but just give them a tap if the valve pushes down when you try to compress the spring and it will seal right up! Super cool job and really pretty easy!
    Seems easy enough. Thanks for the tip man!

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    No reason to lock the crankshaft. Very easy job. I have loaned mine several times.

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