View Full Version : Valve stem seal tool?

04-04-12, 04:33 PM
I was wondering if anybody has improvised a way to replace the valve stem seals other than the special tool the manual calls for.

04-04-12, 04:54 PM
OK - valve stem seals - no way around it - for an OHC engine you must remove the cams and use special valve retainer tools - it's no fun...............

(deleted the tire valve stem post !!!!................sorry)

04-04-12, 06:33 PM
Heads are torn down (cams, springs, valves removed). I was just wondering what others have done to get the seal out. Its hard to get to down in the hole where the spring and lifter sit.

04-05-12, 10:01 AM
Long needle nose pliers? Twist while pulling to break the seal. There are also holes in the sides of the stem seal at the base. Craft a 'puller' from strong steel wire and hook it into the holes.

Or get the factory removal/installation tool. Doing all 32 without it might be a chore.

04-05-12, 01:57 PM
Those seals rarely fail - even on high mileage engines