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Old 05-15-2009, 07:34 PM
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Valve Stem Seals

This is probably a stupid question/ screw up on my part. These are 882 heads from a 75 Monte Carlo. I never checked this when i built the car, which i probably should have, but am i missing a part of the seal? I have the little plastic o-rings, but is there supposed to be a retainer or umbrella type thing?

I was planning on replacing the heads because the car smoked like a train and burned a lot of oil. I noticed it was strange that every single valve was leaking oil and all looked about the same amount. I just figured the heads were completely shot. So i was takin the valve springs off to swap to the new heads... then i noticed that most of the o-rings werent in the right spot, they were all up by where the first pic position is. Here's a couple of pics:

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