1987 CHEVY CORVETTE '87 CORVETTE VALVE STEM SEALS

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  • 1987 Chevrolet Corvette

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1987 Chevy Corvette V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 90,000 miles

Hello, I have a 1987 Corvette that smokes upon starting it up. The smoke is a bluish color and am almost certain it's the valve stem seals. What are the steps to replace these seals? Thanks for your time.

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 AT 11:18 PM

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You need to take the heads off, use a valve compressor to get to the seals and make sure you use the umbrella type seals-

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 AT 11:27 PM
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I appreciate your fast reply. Isn't there a way to do it with the heads on, with air pressure through the spark plug holes? Or does that not work on this type of engine? Thanks.

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 AT 11:42 PM
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You can use air pressure, also the string method fill the combustion chamber up to prevent the valves from dropping

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Thursday, February 25th, 2010 AT 8:02 AM

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