Drain oil before valve seal replacement?


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jeremysmith035
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Drain oil before valve seal replacement?

Post by jeremysmith035 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:13 pm



Do you need to drain the oil before replacing valve seals? I have read the articles about how to change the valve seals, however I did not see this mentioned.

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Re: Drain oil before valve seal replacement?

Post by quasi2008 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:43 pm

not necessary, only going to lose an ounce or so.
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Re: Drain oil before valve seal replacement?

Post by quasi2008 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:46 pm

I changed my valve seals, cam seals and the crankshaft seal and the oil loss was nil.
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Re: Drain oil before valve seal replacement?

Post by DaveO430 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:59 pm

The oil level is way, way below the heads so it's only going to loose the oil that is laying in the bottom of the valve covers, maybe a spoon full.



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