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Old 05-17-2005, 00:16   #1 (permalink)
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Best valve stem seals to use?

I am about to get my heads done but need to supply the shop with whatever valve stem seals I wish to use, I have the felpro ones that come with the gasket set but the type that were on the heads were brown and had little springs in them. ????

Engine will be turbocharged and on LPG, can somebody please reccomend an aftermarket seal and a place to get them.

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I am about to get my heads done but need to supply the shop with whatever valve stem seals I wish to use, I have the felpro ones that come with the gasket set but the type that were on the heads were brown and had little springs in them. ????

Engine will be turbocharged and on LPG, can somebody please reccomend an aftermarket seal and a place to get them.

Thanks.
Hi,

Don't know what would be best, but i have used umbrella type seals & perfect circle type with teflon insert - in my humble opinion either would streets ahead of the rubber boots supplied with std gasket sets for performance apps.
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I am about to get my heads done but need to supply the shop with whatever valve stem seals I wish to use, I have the felpro ones that come with the gasket set but the type that were on the heads were brown and had little springs in them. ????

Engine will be turbocharged and on LPG, can somebody please reccomend an aftermarket seal and a place to get them.

Thanks.
Check if you have the standard size boss where the seal pushes over. If it is standard, and you only run single springs, the felpro umbrella seals will be fine.
If you have double springs and dampner, or it is allready machined, you will have to get the other type. Either similar brown ones, or the teflon type are good.
Needs measuring, and then ringing a shop to check the new seal sizes.
Tefon type would be best with turbo/lots of heat. Ring VPW or Rocket.
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