Re: Replacing valve seals in 88 302
I just replaced the valve seals in my í91 Bronco with the 302, and it sucked. First, because the valve stem locks is a bitch to get in and out. But what I did was gone ahead and did the job right the first time.
I went ahead and bought the Gasket set from Advance Auto Part for the upper engine. It has 2 head gaskets, intake upper/lower gaskets, throttle body gaskets, 16 valve seals, 8 injector O rings, 2 valve cover gaskets, 2 exhaust gaskets, and 1 distributor O ring. Making it an all in one gasket set (canít remember the Fel-Pro #) But then you are able to take off your heads, clean the valves and see if you have any damaged one, and get to the valve seals with ease. I even repainted the heads after cleaning them up.
Then you just put the upper top of the engine back together and you can feel confident that all gaskets are new and you donít have any leaks. Just pay very close attention to the torque specifications. Torque everything in 10-15 lbs increments.
Just some friendly advice.