Valve seal question
b.benz at charter.net
Tue Nov 29 15:14:38 EST 2005
Yes, valve stem seals can be replaced without removing the head, and valve
stem clearance in the guide can be measured at the same time.
> From: "Feelstranger" <feelstranger at hotmail.com>
> Hello all,
> 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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