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Special Tool - Tappet Compressor

Post by pingu » Sat 22 Jan, 2011 11:57

To adjust the valve clearances on a 6 cylinder you need to compress the valve spring and blow the spacer out. This tool allows you to push the tappet cup down. With the tappet cup fully depressed, blow the spacer out using compessed air. The spacer can be easily inserted with the tappet compressed.

Below is an image of the tool that I made with dimensions...

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The tool needs to be cut to a length suitable to allow the clearances at the rear of the engine to be checked.
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Re: Special Tool - Tappet Compressor

Post by chrisp_1 » Tue 03 Jul, 2012 22:37

Nice handy-work there :wink: Braver than most in the DIY dept for sure.

I was reading another thread last night on the very same subject somewhere on the web (American maybe).

Fortunaly Dr Vanos did my valves a month ago along with a new recon VANOS :D

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Re: Special Tool - Tappet Compressor

Post by aceman » Sun 08 Jun, 2014 21:43

How much did the vanos cost if you don't mind me asking.
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Re: Special Tool - Tappet Compressor

Post by pingu » Mon 09 Jun, 2014 20:28

Thanks for the thread resurrection :D .

Coincidently, I did this job yesterday. I've hardened the tip by grinding the mild steel and welding some stainless onto the tip and grinding the weld to the correct profile.
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Re: Special Tool - Tappet Compressor

Post by aceman » Mon 09 Jun, 2014 22:15

Ha made a rookie mistake there and didn't check the thread date. I came to by clicking on your progress thread, I want to make this tool myself so quite interesting read. Have you ever considered doing the vanos yourself with one of the kits on ebay, they just seem expensive for what they are really.
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Re: Special Tool - Tappet Compressor

Post by pingu » Mon 09 Jun, 2014 22:48

aceman wrote:Ha made a rookie mistake there and didn't check the thread date. I came to by clicking on your progress thread, I want to make this tool myself so quite interesting read. Have you ever considered doing the vanos yourself with one of the kits on ebay, they just seem expensive for what they are really.
Yes, but I think ECS Tuning is where I would look for the parts to start with. I think it's about £100 DIY or £500 if you get someone else to do it.
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Re: Special Tool - Tappet Compressor

Post by aceman » Tue 10 Jun, 2014 13:07

Do they do the kit with all the o'rings and shims to rectify the famous vanos growl which I have.?
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Re: Special Tool - Tappet Compressor

Post by pingu » Tue 10 Jun, 2014 18:58

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Re: Special Tool - Tappet Compressor

Post by aceman » Tue 10 Jun, 2014 19:55

Yeah I have read most of that, you kind of get so far through and think this looks easy then you read a bit more and the doubt sets in and before you know it you have talked yourself out of it. :lol:
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Re: Special Tool - Tappet Compressor

Post by Deano1712 » Tue 10 Jun, 2014 22:17

Its a winter job for you Ian. Take your time and go for it. :-) If you make a cock of it I will do you a v8 conversion!

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Re: Special Tool - Tappet Compressor

Post by aceman » Tue 10 Jun, 2014 22:26

Nah I can have yours as you probably won't be able to drive it anyway. :wink: :lol:
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Re: Special Tool - Tappet Compressor

Post by pingu » Wed 11 Jun, 2014 15:17

There's text and images to follow. It's just nuts, bolts. o-rings and seals. What could possibly go wrong? :shock:

If your vanos makes a noise now, just imagine some of the new noises you might hear!!
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Re: Special Tool - Tappet Compressor

Post by aceman » Wed 11 Jun, 2014 18:32

Yeh just need to pluck up the courage :wink:

I have found a relatively cheep camshaft timing/locking tool on ebay so may start getting things together to do this.
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