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    Default Looking for a mechanic

    Have a 2006 Chev 2500 big block
    88,000 miles and had a dealer mechanic say I needed a valve seal job

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    Hi, and welcome to the site! I hope someone here can help you with your question. There are some smart members with some great advice.
    Eddie , 2000 Chevy Tahoe Z71 (old style)

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    Welcome to the site! There are some real good "gear heads" on the site, so I'm sure you'll get some help before long.


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    Welcome to the site...good luck.

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    Welcome to the site!!!

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    Ok so you have an 8.1 V8, what are the symptoms? Why is the mechanic saying to replace valve seals?
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    Yes explain a little more pls. where are you located??
    1997 K1500 Silverado 4X4. Black Exterior, grey/black interior. 35X12.50X15 wheels and rubber, ProComp 6inch lift 6 shocks in the front 2 in the rear, 3 inch body lift, a few cosmetic mods. Nothing major. Custom leather interior, and stereo upgrade is the future mods.


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    Welcome to the forum!!
    If you find yourself slipping,.....tie a knot.....hold on tight

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    Get the compression checked and have a leak down test done.
    This should tell you if you have a valve issue.
    The repair manual for your truck should give compression numbers and leak down times.

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