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Join Date: Mar 2003
Re: Valve stem seals
About a cm depending on the cylinder head.
If the collets are sticky, which is not common, use a small flathead screwdriver to separate them.
The oil comes from the galleries in the head. It collects on the spring, the collets/spring head, valve stem, etc. Doesn't take a lot to make a heap of smoke! Bloody good way to scare somebody actually - stick oil or brake fluid in the intake of their car and watch their face when it starts hehe
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Pacemaker headers + 2.5" exhaust
EF Fairmont interior
Lowered King springs
5 speed manual
Newest mod: EF Ghia wiring loom and dash