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Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by Va_Mike, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. Va_Mike

    Va_Mike Full Access Member

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    So I am finally putting my engine back together and noticed that my seal kit doesn't have this piece. It was in the valve spring cap between the valve stem and cap I guess as a guide. I can't find it anywhere and don't know what it is to look for it properly.

    Is it something that we don't use in these engines anymore for some reason?

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  2. mblaney

    mblaney Full Access Member

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    That looks a lot like a snap (you know for buttoning your coat, boat tarp...) but plastic. Is your work jacket missing a plastic snap? :dunno
     
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    Clb Another old truck Supporting Member

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    ^^^ this
    Oh and go and proofread yer post please...
     
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    Kind of looks like part of a valve stem seal that broke off and floated to the top of the valve stem?
     
  5. riphip

    riphip Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Intake valve stem 'umbrella' seal. New ones should be in head set gaskets or buy separate.
     

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