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Cylinder Head Valve Stem Seal , Mini , Sprite & Midget

Cylinder Head Valve Stem Seal , Mini , Sprite & Midget

Cylinder Head Valve Stem Seal , Mini , Sprite & Midget
As an engine wears, the clearance between the valve stem and guide increases; as this gets beyond tolerances the car will tend to smoke under deceleration (when you take your foot off the gas). Good valve stem seals will allow for greater wear before the smoke becomes intolerable. These late model seals actually have little springs around them to aid in the effort. It is possible, although tedious, to replace them without removing the cylinder head.
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Valve Stem seals

Valve stem seals are a critical part of rebuilding a cylinder head. The o-ring style seals are used on the early small bore heads. Later heads that have the moderm valve guides with groves in them can take the umbrella style valve stem seals. They can be used on both intake and exhuast valves.

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