by David Perryman
Date Added: Monday 06 February, 2017
Used on a JDM mk2.5 1.8 RS model - no problems with this - it does fit my car without a doubt. Not sure how the other reviewer couldn't get it to fit - it's worth mentioning that it is by far easier to fit it with a cambelt on the sprockets. These tools by nature do need a little bit of wiggling to get them in place - especially as the valve springs are placing the sprockets under tension and making them want to move. I'd give this tool a 3.5 if I could. It works well for keeping the sprockets in place, so if you are replacing the cambelt or trying to remove the crankbolt - it's fine. However, it is looser than some similar tools i've just in the past for other cars. My concern being that if you are using this to undo the camshaft nuts, that little bit of play coupled with the fact it is metal, means it could damage the sprockets if you hit a spanner with a hammer to break free the nuts. It's a trade off though - if you don't need it for this purpose, the looser fit makes it much easier to attach. I've spent ages getting similar, tighter fitting tools on other cars.