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gedeonbgjr 06-20-2003 08:05 PM

HLC hydraulic lifter tool & valve spring compressor
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I would like to know if anyone knows where to buy the special tool for checking the hlc 's or hydraulic lifter adjustment, also I would like to buy a valve spring compressor you can use without taking off the head. I tried the local MB dealers (very expensive).

Thanks, Bob

gregga 06-21-2003 03:32 AM

Try looking at this link and then search the Tech Forum for "hlc". ctaylor has posted some interesting places and comments for this tool.

kip Foss 06-21-2003 08:36 PM has a valve spring compressor in their new cat. on page 69 for $180. Its a bit much for a not very frequently used tool. With the picture and measurements from your cyl head you might be able to make one if you are moderately clever with tools. Its a shame that mercedesshop .com does not have some sort of tool rental system. The prefromance people have some tools to rent like a suspension coil spring compressor but if you want to compress valve springs it is of little use. Then again with a bit of modification......

gregga 06-23-2003 11:54 AM

Whoops, forgot the link!
This one is $69. I have to order one today.

gregga 06-23-2003 12:37 PM

Finally found the gauge on the other posted link and for my '89 it's $49. It's called a go-no-go gauge. Guess I order it from here at ************************ and save $20.

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