another WARMAN comeback
On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 00:01:20 GMT, "Jim Warman"
>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
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
btw it is ez to put umbrella type seals on
simply hold up vavlve by using a compression tester hose hooked to an
i would rate it asa 2