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  • [Corsa B] Valve stem seals gone

    Just removed my upper inlet manifold to check out a suspect valve seal leak and unsurprisingly the throttle body is covered in oil.

    Can anyone recommend a good oil additive to stop or minimise the leak until I can get the seals replaced

    Thanks

  • #2
    Oil treatment/stop smoke usually helps for a bit

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    • #3
      Are you quite sure that the oil isn't coming from the cam box breather?

      Regards.

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      • #4
        Was thinking it could be PVC pipe, going to check for blocked pipes tomorrow although the bottom pipe is a t**t to get to.

        Smoke is coming from exhaust on start up and after sitting at lights though so oil in tb is probably from seals and PVC

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Danjmc View Post
          Just removed my upper inlet manifold to check out a suspect valve seal leak and unsurprisingly the throttle body is covered in oil.

          Can anyone recommend a good oil additive to stop or minimise the leak until I can get the seals replaced

          Thanks
          if you have got oil in the throttle body then it going to be oil breather,

          if your value stem oil seals have gone you normal get blue smoke out the exhaust when you have be idling hen go to pull away

          and when you have ring failer you have smoke all the time

          so check and clean all oil breathers/pipes

          what engine is it?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Danjmc View Post
            Just removed my upper inlet manifold to check out a suspect valve seal leak and unsurprisingly the throttle body is covered in oil.

            Can anyone recommend a good oil additive to stop or minimise the leak until I can get the seals replaced

            Thanks
            Not worth it. Anything you add will affect all the seals in the engine so that's to be avoided. Just get the valve seals done as soon as convenient.
            1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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            • #7
              Going to disconnect breather hose and use a catch tank

              Should I disconnect both and run to a catch tank or just the smaller of the two (the ones connected to the bottom of the cam cover on the right)

              Engine is x14xe

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Danjmc View Post
                Going to disconnect breather hose and use a catch tank

                Should I disconnect both and run to a catch tank or just the smaller of the two (the ones connected to the bottom of the cam cover on the right)

                Engine is x14xe
                yep because big one goes to block doesnt it

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                • #9
                  Yup, sorted it now

                  Run the smaller of the two into a catch tank (coke bottle)

                  Cars running much smoother

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