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Old 01-23-2003, 01:49 PM
Chris J.
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valve adjustment tool

Has anyone attempted to fabricate a valve spring holding tool? I made the other two wrenches and they came out pretty nice. But I'm still short of a set. I've got a 30mm openend that I used on my first attempt, but it would slip off alot. Although I finished the job, it was a pain. At those times I always remember an old pipefitter telling me, slow down son, let's work smart, not hard. Sometimes that's hard to remember. Thank's for any feedback. C.J.
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Old 01-23-2003, 06:49 PM
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Try **************.com or Bergsma Motorworks.Ken Bergsma is great and has made a set for me or you can find them on Ebay in the parts section (make sure you do a search-Mercedes Benz diesels).Hope it helps
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Old 01-23-2003, 10:44 PM
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Chriss, I did and failed... I would up with two nice upper wrenches and bought the spring holder.. it has to be very thin and I just gave up....
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Old 01-23-2003, 11:45 PM
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Here is a link to a pic of the tool.
He has them for sale for about 33.00 USD on the website.
Looks like one could use a 30mm flare wrench and maybe weld a
thin metal washer on and slot. I have never had a prob with mine
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Old 01-24-2003, 08:13 AM
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Are you sure that you need it? I have the complete set, but only rarely do I need the large wrench for moving or holding the retainer. If you get in that situation, you should be able to improvise with something.

As long as you have some crooked 14's, you should be able to get the job done.

Good luck,
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Old 01-24-2003, 11:28 AM
scott 98
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I agree with Larry. I didn't use the valve spring holding tool when I adjusted my valves. I think it just gets in the way.

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Old 01-24-2003, 02:54 PM
Chris J.
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valve tool

I wish none of my springs turned, but they all did. I've read about people using crescent wrenches, but that dosen't work well in some spots. I'm sure I can create something. thanks for all your help. C.J.
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