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This is a discussion on cam install tools within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I need to find a jpr can tool and the more tool...

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    I need to find a jpr can tool and the more tool

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    Don't spend a 100 dollars on that tool. I spent 2.50$ on two 5/16 wooden dowels. Worked great. Aluminum rod stock or brake line also works. That tool has to be the biggest rip off in history.
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    i used 5/16 wooden dowels when i put my cam in and it worked just fine but its your money and you can do it however you want. i just chose to put that money to better use.

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    thanks guys.. that will work great,, what about that more valve spring compressor, is that worth the money? and i think i can rent that 3 arm pully puller from auto zone

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    Go with the speed Inc spring compressor. It works flawlessly, and is worth every penny.

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    TR makes a nice spring tool or see if you can find a Crane tool. There is a guy on Tech who will rent the tool. PM me if you want his contact info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Don't spend a 100 dollars on that tool. I spent 2.50$ on two 5/16 wooden dowels. Worked great. Aluminum rod stock or brake line also works. That tool has to be the biggest rip off in history.
    i like to live on the edge and forgo both... just take my chance and slide the cam in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    i like to live on the edge and forgo both... just take my chance and slide the cam in...
    That will surely make you a very sad man someday, especially when a measely two bucks takes any guesswork out of it. To each there own I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    That will surely make you a very sad man someday, especially when a measely two bucks takes any guesswork out of it. To each there own I suppose.
    yeah... it's bound to happen... BUT i only do it if the engine is out of the car... if a bomb drops down i won't worry so much...

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    Bought 5/16 brake line and worked great

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    I don't recommend using wooden dowels. I've had to tear engines down for people who broke off the wooden dowels in their engine and couldn't get them out.

    Go to Home Depot and buy a pair of 5/16 steel rods. You'll spend about $7 total.

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