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1993 Toyota 4Runner Question: valve seals



, 3.0L V6, Charleston, TN, November 06, 2009, 15:55

can the valve seals be replaced w/o removing the heads

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    November 06, 2009, 16:09

    Yes, I have done it on a few vehicles, but it is a VERY, VERY delicate job for a Pro. You need a very reliable way to keep the cylinder pressurized with air and the crank shaft and camshafts to be held in a locked top dead center position for each cylinder as the valve seals are replaced. Of course you need the proper valve spring compression tools.

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