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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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can i replace vw valve stem oil seals without removing cyl

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Matt :

Hello yes its quite possible

Matt :

you need some equipment to pressurise the cylinder with compressed air to hold the valves shut and there's another tool to lever the spring retainers down so you can remove the spring collets and the spring and then replace the valve seal

Matt :

this sort of equipment is readily available to most garages so any small indpendent can do the job in a moring without removing the head

Matt :

the cams do have to come out so its still quite a big job


can this be done on my vw1600cc with ayd engine