<VV> push rod tube seals

J R Read_HML hmlinc@sbcglobal.net
Thu, 20 May 2004 13:43:56 -0500

Replace all with Viton O rings.  Those black ones are probably silicone and
will flatten out over time and the oil leaks will begin.  You'll end up
changing them after the leaks, so just do it now and avoid the second time

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Later, JR
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barneck Doug C TIGTA" <Doug.Barneck@tigta.treas.gov>
To: <virtualvairs@corvair.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 9:02 AM
Subject: <VV> push rod tube seals

> I am cleaning and sealing an engine for a 64 Monza coupe for my daughter
> turns 16 in 8 days ( as she keeps reminding me).  I pulled two pushrods
> the seals are a black material.  I pulled them off the tubes and they are
> still stretchy and didn't break.  It doesn't really look like they have
> leaked on one side and the other side is hard to tell as there is oil
> residue but unable to tell where it came from.  Any idea if the seals are
> viton or is there a way to tell?  I am inclined not to replace them
> they are still stretchy like a rubber band and don't crack or break.  What
> do the vair-ites think?

> Doug Barneck
> Your Tax Dollars at Work