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06 mitsubishi eclipce gt-se v6 106k miles , 00 sportage base 72,802 miles 2wd... purple...
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i just made my own compressor as they didnt have the one i needed and i didnt want to spend $50 so i made my own :).

as u can see from the pics, it is very simple and works great. it cost me $16 and would be cheaper but i had to use a husky c clamp as that was all they had.
u can get a cheaper clamp at harbor fright but there isnt one near me.

step 1: get the stuff. :p

step 2: cut a piece of the pipe 2-2.5 in. long and cut a window on 2 side across from each other.

step 3: use a few zip ties to hold it on the non moving part of the clamp. (refer to pic)


and u are ready to go.
any Qs just ask.
 

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so what do yall think?
 

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so what do yall think?
Excellent DIY - I just finished replacing the valves on my 2007 Kia Rio after losing the timing belt...your compressor made it a snap. I made several alterations:

* a rubber tip from a chair leg on the clamp foot (keeps it from walking across the valve heads)
* notches in the upper section of the clamp to keep the ties in place ( I actually ended up using wire because I couldn't get the ties to stay tight enough
* a small hose clamp through the tube and top of the clamp made everything really tight

I ended up using four tubes - the bent valve/compressed springs were tough, but I eventually got it done.

Thanks for the tip!!
 

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anything to help, thx for the tips
 
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