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03-14-2007, 10:14 PM
ok so I was looking at replacing my valve stem seals because I was burning oil after letting my car idle. so my questions are, how many miles do your seals usually last? and I have a lot of oil pooling in my intake tract especially at my valve where the pcv valve connects to the intake. so could that be where the smoke in my tail pipe is coming from? I checked my plugs and after 2000 miles they look really good so I dont know if its my seals anymore because then one or two plugs would look alot worse than the others right?

03-15-2007, 05:16 AM
A common replacement is the valve gasket seal, probably around 80-100K. Try that first. Also there is a cam gasket seal which tends to shrink and allow oil to leak by. That's right in the area you mentioned.