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Old 12-11-2012, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by lt1silverhawk View Post
Finally gonna do the valve stem seals. Would it be ok if I applied a little motor oil to each seal before slipping it on? A little oil underneath won't hurt anything I assume.

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Hey guy! Yeah, a dab of lube is a very good idea, dry start up can ruin a seal in short order. I wouldn't bother with putting anything under the seal necessarily, what you want is the seal ID where it rides on the stem to have some lubrication. Motor oil is fine if you're going to run the engine soon, if it's going to sit you can use a smear of lubriplate on the stems- that will stay put.
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