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Off with its head!

I had a long hard look at the PH1 GTV (for sale, see below ) this afternoon, trying to understand this daft misfire/smoking issue it's got.

Decided it couldn't be the exhaust (which I was hoping it was TBH), and as I've eliminated (or thought I'd eliminated) the leaks from the inlet and exhaust manifolds, the only course of action was to take the head back off.

Looks like my suspicion about the valve stem seals passing oil was right. Definite signs of oil getting by them.

The sodding metal inlet manifold gasket has been passing as well, so I'm going to replace it with a composite one (if I can find one).

Here's hoping...!
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