Do the job right. Do the job once. (Image/Jeff Smith’s YouTube Channel)

Replacing valve springs is absolutely one of those jobs where you need the right tools to do it properly. But beyond that, there is a technique involved and watching the task performed first can save a ton of frustration later.

So OnAllCylinders contributor Jeff Smith added this video to his Jeff Smith’s Garage YouTube Channel.

The video will walk you through the entire process of removing valve springs, and you can learn some helpful tips along the way. While Jeff’s working on small block Chevy and GM LS engines here, the process is largely the same for most Ford or Mopar V8s as well.

And at over seven minutes long, it doesn’t skimp on the details. The video is chock full of close-ups too, so you can see exactly what’s going on. If you like it, Jeff’s posting new videos all the time, so you may want to subscribe to his channel and check back often to see what’s new.