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Old 04-09-2005, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
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another WARMAN comeback

On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 00:01:20 GMT, "Jim Warman"
<mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote:

>Even as an experiment, changing the valve stem seals can proove fruitful....
>This can be accomplished without removing the heads and rates about a 4 on a
>1 - 5 scale of difficulty.
>
>If the oil ring are worn, one would expect the compression rings to be in
>the same shape. A cylinder leak test is not a be all/end all test without
>other tests being done (aside from the fact that a cylinder leak test can
>only suggest the condition of the compression rings). The puff of smoke on
>start up is usually a good indicator of stem seal concerns.. the only sure
>way of confirming this is to visually check. It is more than likely that
>there are many more trouble free miles to be had from your car with a simple
>repair.
>




lmfao
that puff of smoke is from a rich start up condition and is NORMAL
but you know this jim
u are the selfclaimed master tech
to badken garbish told me yor notlmfao

come on jim you should bve able to answer WHY ford calibrates its PCMs
to use a rich condition on start up

hurc ast

btw it is ez to put umbrella type seals on
simply hold up vavlve by using a compression tester hose hooked to an
airline
i would rate it asa 2

hurc ast
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