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1.8 Valve stem seals

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1.8 Valve stem seals

Postby cjgreaves41 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:48 pm

Hi all,

I'm getting a bit of smoke on start up. Never noticed it before but I left the car sat for a month or so started it on Saturday and a noticeable amount of smoke appeared. After a bit of digging I'm assuming valve stem seals are the culprit.

Three questions?

1.Could it be anything else? If so how can I check?

2. How hard are they to do with the head on? There seem to be a few you tube videos but I wouldn't mind some advice!

3. Best specific tools to get hold of to do it?

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Re: 1.8 Valve stem seals

Postby Mazda Mender » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:45 am

Are you using her again regular after being stood for a time now, or are you just kicking her over?
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Re: 1.8 Valve stem seals

Postby cjgreaves41 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:25 pm

Not really 'regularly' Shed been sat for a month and then Ive done 100 miles over two weekends. End of Oct Im going to SORN it....

Drove her yesterday and it was considerably less smokey than it had been.
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Re: 1.8 Valve stem seals

Postby Mazda Mender » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:24 am

Just lack of use .
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Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
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Re: 1.8 Valve stem seals

Postby cjgreaves41 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:56 pm

Sad but true.....

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