Jump to content

Should exhaust valve leak? Pictures attached..


Recommended Posts

When I removed the exhaust manifold from my 2.5L petrol 17H motor today I looked inside the block into the exhaust valve area and noticed that one of them is full of what looks like wet oil, and the others are much more dry.  Reference the pictures below, ("exh valve.jpg" is the wet valve, "exh valve(1).jpg" is the dry valve) but is it normal for oil to leak down into the exhaust ports around the valves?  If that's not normal, what do you think would cause that and how could I fix it?

exh valve.jpg

exh valve (1).jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Valve oil seal worn.  Cylinder head gasket kits often come with new ones- little cylindrical seals, use a valve spring compressor tool to compress valve spring enough to remove the collet and withdraw the valve (can buy one at halfords)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By using our website you agree to our Cookie Policy