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Valve guides too long?

Discussion in '365 GT4 2+2/400/412' started by markcF355, Oct 15, 2007.

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    #1 markcF355, Oct 15, 2007
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    On my 85' 400i the part of the valve guide where the seal seats is around .7mm too long. When I install the seal, as soon as it seats, it rips off the top half of the seal!
    Whats the story?
    Am I doing something wrong or do I have the wrong guides?
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    It could be the seal.

    Some "OEM" valve seals are ****.
     
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    I've been told that I don't need to seat the seal. Just tap it down until it feels snug.
    I don't understand why they would put a shoulder on the guide if the seal never touches it.
     

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