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Old 11-03-2010, 05:59 PM   #1
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Pushrod seals replacement

Had a leak at the pushrod seals, hence their replacement. I thought that my pushrod tubes' seals melted, when I saw a mess of black at the base of one. After removal of the seals and pushrods, it looks like this:

Looks like the PO used silicon to seal bases of the seals, to either forestall leaks or to patch one. Good or bad idea? Necessary?

Here's the heads and pistons:

Left side:

Right side:

Anything I should worry about from what you guys see? I plan to remove the carbon and see if that improves my high fuel consumption, reinstall stainless covers and new seals.
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