Chevrolet Chevette/1000 1976-1988 Repair Guide

Valve Guide



Gasoline Engine

Valves with oversize stems are available. Remove the cylinder head and remove the camshaft from the cylinder head. Remove the valves and ream the valve guides with an appropriate oversize reamer.

Diesel Engine

Check the amount of wear in valve guide to determine the clearance between valves.

  1. Drive out the valve guide with tool J-26512 fitted against the valve guide from lower face of the cylinder head.
  3. Apply engine oil to the outer circumference of the valve guide. Set the installer (J-26512) to the valve guide, then drive the guide into position from the upper face of the cylinder head using a hammer. The valve guide should always be replaced together with the valve as a set.