Valve seal question
feelstranger at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 29 14:16:28 EST 2005
I have not been subscribed to this list for a while (year?), so I hope this
is not an anoying question. I looked at the archives and tried to search
them to no avail. I am getting significant oil consumption. I have seen
the small puffs of smoke at shifts while tailing my SO. I gather this is
typical of valve seals, correct?
I was going to have a shop do them, but they said it was a waste and that
the exhaust guides should be done too. Car is at 163K. So, is this likley
true? Can valve guide wear be tested without head removal?
How hard is a valve seal job only on a 20V? I assume it can be done with
head in car?
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