yep I learned that in shop class as well real simple.bseckel on Feb/05/07 said:looking good for the tear down but one little piece of advice even though its to late now but you donot need a spring compesor to take off valve springs. At Honda we just use a 14mm deep socket and a hammer. Put a rag under the head balled up under the cylinder you are working on and then just center the socket over the retainers and hit it with a hammer the retainers will pop out and the spring will come off.
to answer your question the stand allows me to position the motor however I like and the block was on the side while I was removing some tubing and sensors.CJ on Feb/05/07 said:Question: Why?
Also, why when working on the block on the stand, did you have it on its side?