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Old 04-16-2014, 03:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Location: Charlotte, NC

Just lubed it up. I will be inserting pictures to ensure the basics of the seals are covered.

I removed the valve stem seal (Before the problem occurred) via a Bic lighter and an o-ring pick. (Use some sort of anti-burnyourself material to hold the stem)
- Heat up valve stem seal with open flame
- Insert o-ring pick into now molten seal
- Wait a couple seconds for it to harden
- Pull out seal
- Replace with new seal

(For reference)

I'm not sure how, but the stem seal has warped and ripped itself apart against the brass seat. I can only assume it was sticking?
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