Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Patricia, Alberta, Canada
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Stupid Chevy question
I'm changing valve seals on a young guys 1994 Chevy truck with a 350. Ordinarily, I wouldn't have anything to do with a Chev, but his dad was a good friend of mine, and he died a year ago, so I offered to help. My question is...can I use the same seals on the exhaust as the intakes? The parts guy told me the book just showed the little o-ring below the locks on the exhaust, and nothing else, and I'd already pulled one and it had an umbrella seal on it, so I grabbed 2 sets of intake seals. The only real difference I can see is the intake seal has a metal band around it, and the exhaust doesn't.
I know this sounds like a retarded question, but I've never worked on a Chev before. And hopefully never again. You can't put a wire in the spark plug hole to feel for the piston because the plug lays so flat, you have to grind the AC compressor bracket bolts half off to get them by the clutch because the valve cover can't get by the compressor, there's no fender relay for the remote starter switch... :roll:
668. The neighbour of the beast.