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This is a discussion on LS Specific Tools within the Tools forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; So far, I have not had to tear into my engine but I am sure the time will come. What ...

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    So far, I have not had to tear into my engine but I am sure the time will come. What are some of the specialty tools required to work on our engines, ie. pullers, spring compressors, component alignment jigs, etc.? Where do you buy them and are there any substitutes that will work? I would like to have a few in my toolbox for when the time comes, but have no idea what to look for.

    One example, that I recently found invaluable, was Curtis' recommendation to use a 1-1/2" extension for removing spark plugs. I never had one this short in my toolbox until he posted this. It worked like a charm and I am glad I went to Sears and bought one.

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    Gear wrenches, specifically a 10 mm gear wrench comes in real handy.

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    ^^^^^This is the one I have and I think it will work also^^^
    Last edited by Cutlass; 02-06-2010 at 08:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    One example, that I recently found invaluable, was Curtis' recommendation to use a 1-1/2" extension for removing spark plugs. I never had one this short in my toolbox until he posted this. It worked like a charm and I am glad I went to Sears and bought one.



    Also, Crane's valvespring tool is a godsent.
    Although, better may have been released by now.

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    Cranes is now Speed Inc's. That is a awesome valve spring compressor, a must have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    balancer puller
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    ^^^^^This is the one I have and I think it will work also^^^
    looks identical to the one I used.

    For installing the pulley, Get in touch with Orion. He has some threaded bar stock left over, it safely installs the pulley with ease.

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