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Old 07-14-2004, 05:43 AM
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Thanks for the post tresi..I've located a few diagrams from Chilton..This Chilton was for cars while mine is a truck..but they actually showed what appears to be a sheetmetal cap that fit over the top of the springs..at least on some models..yes I guess that certainly would act as an umbrella. My truck however only has a flat piece between the spring and keeper.

It sounds at best that these devices are marginal and it's really the stem - to -guide clearance that manages the oil. These valves etc could be 49 years old..so no surprize..I just wanted to get a fix on what the seals should look like.

I'll check the bottom of the oil pan...lol.

Appreciate the time you spent responding.

Keith
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