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Old 01-10-2003, 06:14 PM
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hydraulic coil spring compressor

What experience do any of you have with a hydraulic coil spring compressor.
I know we can go with the SIR tool M0070 for $600
Or I can do it the way my brother does in his shop, using a floor jack on the lower control arm, attach external coil spring compressors to compress the spring 1 additional inch, releasing the upper ball joint and lowering the floor jack allowing the LCA to swing out.
I was wondering about using the hydraulic compressor

I asked the manufacture and he did not see why it would not work on the cars I have. (82 300TD, 88 560SL)

It works much like the Hazet unit as shown in this video

A 6meg video for you dial-up users

Any comments????????

1970 220D, owned 1980-1990
1980 240D, owned 1990-1992
1982 300TD, owned 1992-1993
1986 300SDL, owned 1993-2004
1999 E300, owned 1999-2003
1982 300TD, 213,880mi, owned since Nov 18, 1991- Aug 4, 2010 SOLD
1988 560SL, 100,000mi, owned since 1995
1965 Mustang Fastback Mileage Unknown(My sons)
1983 240D, 176,000mi (My daughers) owned since 2004
2007 Honda Accord EX-L I4 auto, the new daily driver
1985 300D 264,000mi Son's new daily driver.(sold)
2008 Hyundai Tiberon. Daughters new car
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