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Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Wilton, Ca. USA
The seals looked great. The guy who did the heads is someone I trust and a professional head porter. He said the guides used in the Sportsmen II, Iron Eagle, Victor Jr, etc. aren't very good, even though he likes the heads themselves. He claims they use a softer guide which eliminates a siezed valve but gives high oil consumption. He prefers to use a better guide and set them up correctly. All I know is that when he finished the heads besides a bunch of hp from the port work they used NO oil after that. My consumption was about exactly what you're getting.
The seals can't control that much clearance and will pull oil, especially on the intake side under deceleration (high vacuum).
By the way, he also said they go away in as little as 150 miles. Mine only had a couple hundred miles on them.
[This message has been edited by Camcojb (edited 10-04-2001).]