Valve stem seals

rizov_d at rizov_d at
Fri May 2 20:23:22 EDT 2003

[ Converted text/html to text/plain ]

Make sure you have an air compressor plugged on place of the spark plug.

The pressure will keep valves closed, and prevent them from dropping into

By the way synth oil makes rubber softer and in some cases might reduce smoke,
in other cases smoke is more.


86 4kq


----- Original Message -----

From: Eyvind Spangen <eyvind.spangen at>

Date: Friday, May 2, 2003 1:24 pm

Subject: Valve stem seals

> I really need to do the valve stem seals on my V8 engine. It
> leaves a
> thick cloud whenever I start it cold and it smokes if I engine brake
> down a long hill and then accelerate again..
> I have the V8 repair manual, but I don't have any of the special tools
> mentioned. I can buy the 3129 tool to install the new seals, but the
> tools needed to remove the valve springs is far too pricey. Any good
> tips on how to remove and reinstall the valve springs on this engine?
> I guess the procedure is the same as on VW 16v and Audi 20v heads, as
> they are very similar..
> --
> Eyvind Spangen
> '94 Audi S4 Avant 4.2

More information about the quattro mailing list