So, I bought a valve spring compressor for a head I'm working on. However, I ran into some problems fitting it.
Here you see that the cap studs interfere and even if they didn't, the slots in the tool aren't long enough to fit around the valve cover studs.
This is the only way I could fit it, but the shoulder on the cap stud prevents the tool from resting evenly.
I've been told to file out the slot so it will fit around the shoulder of the stud, but that won't allow me to secure it on that side. Also, I'm of the mind that maybe altering brand new tools shouldn't be necessary. Am I doing it wrong? There was also a bunch of hardware that came with the tool, not sure what that's for. I have no experience with this tool, so when it was less than straightforward, I figured I better get some input. Thanks.