I am in the same situation needing to replace the valve seals. The spark plug trick I have done with other cars in the past. However, compressing the spring is different. If you buy the tool for $200.00 you are halfway to the cost of having a pro do it. Are their any cheaper valve spring tools or alternatives?
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