Smokey engine

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Re: Smokey engine

Post by Paul G » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:35 pm

Thanks for the offer but no thanks!!!!!!!!!! A pint one day maybe?

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Re: Smokey engine

Post by Arya2.0S » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:02 pm

Paul G wrote:Thanks for the offer but no thanks!!!!!!!!!! A pint one day maybe?
That will have to suffice I suppose. :mrgreen:

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Re: Smokey engine

Post by 3 Litre Power » Fri May 05, 2017 3:40 pm

See my thread on replacing valve stem seals, changing them on my Essex reduced oil consumption to pretty much Zero, any oil will be just a band aid fix, it's not that hard, or expensive to do if you have basic knowledge of your engine.
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Re: Smokey engine

Post by Not_Anumber » Fri May 05, 2017 4:05 pm

+1 for the positive effect of changing valve stem oil seals
+ for the quality of Victor Reinz seals & gaskets .

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Re: Smokey engine

Post by Arya2.0S » Mon May 08, 2017 2:04 pm

Not_Anumber wrote:+1 for the positive effect of changing valve stem oil seals
+ for the quality of Victor Reinz seals & gaskets .
They are pretty much one of the best things ive ever done to the car. Now i can start it up in a car park and not be worried or embarrassed that im gonna create a huge plume of smoke and make everyone point and laugh, or that the wind is gonna blow it all back into the cabin which has happened a few times.

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Re: Smokey engine

Post by Cosmicbike » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:34 pm

Apologies for dragging up an old thread, but I currently have the head off my pinto and have a set of VR top hat stem seals to fit. They do not seem to locate in a very positive manner on the head, do I need to give them a helping hand with a hammer and socket? Can't believe that they are just held in place by the valve spring pressure?
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Re: Smokey engine

Post by pbar » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:46 am

Mr B wrote:Got to be honest here, I'm prepared for the backlash I may get for saying this but I run all my cars on unleaded and I've never had a problem, I don't use any lead substitute in the petrol, I periodically check all the valve lash and touch wood I've had no issue's
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I'm at 40000 miles with no lead substitute used and no issue's so far
Same for me, just unleaded with no additive, driven like that for years now. I always figured that if I did have an issue, I would sort the head then, with the money I've saved from not using additive (that stuff seems very expensive), and if there are no issues then I'm quids in.

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Re: Smokey engine

Post by Peter-S » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:22 am

Cosmicbike wrote:Apologies for dragging up an old thread, but I currently have the head off my pinto and have a set of VR top hat stem seals to fit. They do not seem to locate in a very positive manner on the head, do I need to give them a helping hand with a hammer and socket? Can't believe that they are just held in place by the valve spring pressure?
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That's the benefit of them - the valve springs mean they can't go anywhere whereas standard seals can rise up the valve stems - they shouldn't of course but it happens.
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Re: Smokey engine

Post by Cosmicbike » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:31 am

Peter-S wrote:
Cosmicbike wrote:Apologies for dragging up an old thread, but I currently have the head off my pinto and have a set of VR top hat stem seals to fit. They do not seem to locate in a very positive manner on the head, do I need to give them a helping hand with a hammer and socket? Can't believe that they are just held in place by the valve spring pressure?
Ta.
That's the benefit of them - the valve springs mean they can't go anywhere whereas standard seals can rise up the valve stems - they shouldn't of course but it happens.
So no hammer then, just the valve springs holding them.

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Re: Smokey engine

Post by andy007007 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:30 am

I want to change mine, so just to be clear i need to buy a Valve Spring Compressor Kit and does it have 8 Valve stem oil seals

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Re: Smokey engine

Post by Peter-S » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:28 am

andy007007 wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:30 am
I want to change mine, so just to be clear i need to buy a Valve Spring Compressor Kit and does it have 8 Valve stem oil seals
I have done it without a compressor but it is so much easier with one so, yes, get one. And yes, 8 seals.
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Re: Smokey engine

Post by andy007007 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:23 pm

since then, some place told me 12 needed ?

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Re: Smokey engine

Post by stevemarl » Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:40 pm

Yes, if you`ve got an Essex V6 then you will need 12 as it has 12 valves.

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