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How to replace a valve stem seal in a honda gx610?

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Remove valve cover, loosen valve and lifter nuts, remove rod and seal.

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They go UNDER the valve cover in the slight recesses around the plug holes(might use a dab of RTV sealant to keep them in place, or do so by adhering them to the recesses in the valve cover itself, making sure to let the sealant dry a bit so they do not fall out when you put the valve cover in place), NOT down in the plug holes from the top as some people seem to think.
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