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Old 12-28-2003, 11:06 PM
psfred psfred is offline
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130,000 miles is in the ballpark for valve guides on the M103, early version.

Symptoms are excessive oil consumption and blue smoke on startup, and idle problems from excess air going down the guides. Valve job time.

My TE had a valve job at 160,000 for this reason (before I got it).

Peter
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