CHEVY '87 VALVE STEM SEALS

1987 Chevrolet Corvette

Tiny

1987Vette

February, 24, 2010 AT 11:18 PM

Engine Mechanical problem
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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3 Answers

Tiny

rasmataz

February, 24, 2010 AT 11:27 PM

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-

Tiny

1987Vette

February, 24, 2010 AT 11:42 PM

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.

Tiny

rasmataz

February, 25, 2010 AT 8:02 AM

You can use air pressure, also the string method fill the combustion chamber up to prevent the valves from dropping

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