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Valve keepers
« on: January 16, 2018, 05:00:56 PM »
Just saw this tool, anyone use it or something similar, doing keepers by hand is time consuming-- at least for me-
Lisle 36050 Valve Keeper Remover and Installer Kit
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Re: Valve keepers
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 07:32:38 PM »
Looks interesting, but a bit cumbersome. May work better if a smaller version was available.
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Re: Valve keepers
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 08:26:22 PM »
 They work ok on stock valve springs, but very had to use on HD springs unless it has some weight behind it and still tuff

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Re: Valve keepers
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 10:08:06 PM »
 :rolleyes:
Any suggestions-- what are all of you using??
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Re: Valve keepers
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 08:40:41 AM »
I have a big heavy keeper tool and a smaller K&L style. The bigger one which has some weight behind it won't  work on a 1000 because its to big for the tappet hole. The smaller one I use for stock spring  applications  and use a regular spring compressor  tool for installing HD springs. They have air assited ones that you can buy because it can bother your forarms and wrist when you do alot of them.

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Re: Valve keepers
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2018, 11:47:13 PM »
Jim, I made a tool similar to the ebay one in the post above... I put the keepers in the retainer and the retainer on the spring.  With the valve stem straight up, I compress the spring and 99 times out of 100 the keepers fall in place .... I unscrew it and move to the next one.
Yes I have a head fixture that makes holding the valve vertical easy...
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Re: Valve keepers
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2018, 03:38:09 PM »
This is what we use.