Some heads have replaceable guides and you just drive them out with the head off. Others need to be machined to have inserts installed.
By using an air compressor to hold the valves shut, while you work on them. Each spark plug is removed and an adapter is used to screw into the plug location. This adapter is then connected to compressed air. Talk to may reputable mechanic and he can help you.The above answer is right WHEN replacing the VALVE SEALS. But the question was about replacing the valve guides. YOU MUST remove the heads and take them to a machine shop to have the valve guides replaced. NO OTHER WAY.
It is possible that oil is seeping past the valve guides and into the combustion chamber. If your are burning oil, this is more likely the cause. Replacing the worn our valve will fix the problem.?æ
Ballpark estimate is $100 per hour labor plus parts, the new valve guides price.
If it blows blue smoke when starting up, that is usually the valve guides need replacing. If it constantly blows blue smoke, you are looking at piston rings. Either way oil is getting into the combustion chamber. If it's valve guides, you need to have the heads looked at, if it is rings, the bottom of the engine needs to come out.
Yes you can. I'd check the valve guides for wear while you're at it though. If the valve guides are bad a new seal isn't going to be a long term fix.
The cost of replacing an EGR valve varies with the make, model and location of the car. An EGR valve for a 1996 Lincoln Town Car is about $160.
No, not unless there is a problem with the valve which is rare.
No, the pcv valve is not even close to the transmission.
NO... You MUST remove the heads and take them to a machine shop and have the valve guides replaced. No other way.
possible bad valve guides or blown head gasket possible bad valve guides or blown headgasket
Valve guides and/or valve seals can be worn. Allows oil to get into the combustion chamber.Oil consumption and smoking are signs of either bad piston rings or bad valve guides/valve seals.A compression check on each cylinder can help determine which.