how many have done valve work?

ybk at ybk at
Tue Sep 11 16:09:20 EDT 2007

My car excessive oil consumption (and blue smoke) was diagnosed as
caused by valve stem seals. Replacement job (two years ago, $500 labor)
confirmed it. Since then I don't add any oil between my yearly (~7-8k
miles) changes. 271k miles on the clock.

On Tue, 2007-09-11 at 13:41 -0400, Feelstranger wrote:
> How many of you have done either valve seals, or full valve jobs?
> My 200 has 165K miles and, though it burns less oil after a turbo swap, still burns too much (quart/ 500 or so).
> Thinking about a leakdown test for some more info,  but wonder If I should just have the valve seals done and hope for the best.
> Want to get this sorted before I decide to spend the grand on a clutch job.
> Thanks
> Nat

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