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Old 14 Aug 2017, 03:47 pm
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Default Can anyone tell me what this is?

Came with my cylinder head gasket kit, but I can't seem to find anything that looks like this from the stuff I took off (FYI... I WILL NEVER do a PT cruiser head gasket job again... that damn bracket!!! LOL!).
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Old 14 Aug 2017, 03:55 pm
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looks like a valve stem seal? did it come with one, or 16?
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looks like a valve stem seal? did it come with one, or 16?
16. So valve stem seal? I didn't remove the valves so I guess I don't need them?
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If it's already back together, I'd say you're right
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Yep.

That there be a PT Cruiser valve stem seal. Got me a pack of 'em right chere.





PS: When ya' take the head to a machine shop fer rework, take them seals along for the ride. Give 'em to the machinin' feller and that saves him time and money having to go get some for your little toy car motor. Ought'a save you a dollar too.
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Unless you already have them I would recommend to discus with the shop the balance between you giving them the parts for the valve job and them supplying the parts for the job. There are more downfalls to bringing your own parts regarding this kind of work.

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Old 14 Aug 2017, 07:29 pm
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Unless you already have them I would recommend to discus with the shop the balance between you giving them the parts for the valve job and them supplying the parts for the job. There are more downfalls to bringing your own parts regarding this kind of work.

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Good advice, Nitro. Talk the shop first. Well, actually you can talk to them in person with the seals in hand when you drop off the heads. (they come in most head sets) A shop should have a good reason not to use your high quality seals. They may have a brand they trust more. And that's okay as long as you know what you are buying. But if a shop acts funny about this or won't honor a warranty with them, be careful. Bad machine work can cost you a lot of money and time. So that might be red flag to go somewhere else.

PS: In most cases, I'm going to have any head I remove rebuilt. I know lots of folks don't seem to do this. But to me, it's money well spent. I think it cost about $150 supplying my own seals for the last head I had done.
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Old 14 Aug 2017, 08:52 pm
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Is this really a problem? Most of us know and understand when having shops of any kind do work that supplying them the parts does not always work out well for the individual should any problem arise. Regardless of Quality parts used or not.
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I just did the head gasket on my Cruiser at the beginning of the month. When I had the machine work done I had the shop install the valve seals. I already had the head gasket set and for an extra 15.00 the shop installed them for me. Money well spent.
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16. So valve stem seal? I didn't remove the valves so I guess I don't need them?
For a little peace of mind, at 276,000 miles, my PT had no need to replace these.
I have taken apart a Honda 1.6 engine at 110,000 miles JUST to change those. The reason was to cure an embarrassing blue puff of smoke every time I'd leave a red light.
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