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Can anyone recommend a valve spring compressor that works especially well with the Miata heads?

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this one?  r7135_list.jpg

 

or this one?  r7150_list.jpg

or something else?



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If you were to procure one which will work with head assembled to engine, you could use it head on or off. :yep:


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This one is my baby:

https://www.amazon.c...ring compressor

 

I prefer a linkage setup compared to the screw type. Once the linkage setup is set to the appropriate depth, the over-centering action makes things go really quick.... leaving lots of time to argue with your keepers.


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This one is my baby:

https://www.amazon.c...ring compressor

 

I prefer a linkage setup compared to the screw type. Once the linkage setup is set to the appropriate depth, the over-centering action makes things go really quick.... leaving lots of time to argue with your keepers.

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ordered - thanks



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Thread dig.  Any comments on this valve spring compresor tool?

 

https://www.flyinmia...compressor.html



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Thread dig. Any comments on this valve spring compresor tool?

https://www.flyinmia...compressor.html


If servicing springs &/or seals without removing the head it looks great, otherwise probably slow compared to the typical C-clamp type.
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