|This cast aluminum alloy valve spring compressor fits Lycoming parallel valve and angle valve horizontally opposed engines. An excellent tool at an economical price.|
The price everybody charges for this simple tool is beyond stupid high. They know you need it, and they make you pay to get it. No scruples, no shame. Nearly a hundred dollar bill for a bent piece of aluminum. And this is the cheap version. Sheesh!
VALVE SPRING COMPRESSOR FOR LYC ENGINES
Aluminum... Its more expensive and weaker than steel??? Wonder who was the genius behind that!!!!
The tool comes with a sticker applied to the handle that says to be sure to break loose any stuck valve stem retainer's before using this tool. Mine were stuck and I didn't heed the warning on the tool. I broke the tool. The tool fits the Lycoming IO-360 engine perfectly and is very ergonomic but the tool is cast aluminum and won't hold up to much abuse.
Broken after 7-8 uses. Aluminum alloy will not hold up over time. Manufacture this out of steel, and it would be good tool. Otherwise, not worth the buy.
good tool but has broken after some uses !! alumium alloy bad
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