Ferrari 456GTM Valve Guides

Top of the engine being stripped

Top of the engine being stripped

Cams being removed

Cams being removed

Cylinder heads removed

Cylinder heads removed

Oil leaking past valve guide

Oil leaking past valve guide

Valve guide seals popped off guides

Valve guide seals popped off guides

Cylinder head being checked over

Cylinder head being checked over

New valve guides and valves fitted

New valve guides and valves fitted

New valve fitted

New valve fitted

Modified valve guide seals fitted

Modified valve guide seals fitted

Head gasket fitted

Head gasket fitted

Cylinder heads being re fitted

Cylinder heads being re fitted

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Cylinder heads being tightened

Cylinder heads being tightened

Setting up valve clearances

Setting up valve clearances

Cam covers back on

Cam covers back on

Cam belts being tensioned

Cam belts being tensioned

One of the weak points of the early production 456GTM was a problem with the valve guides causing smoking issues on start up.

This 456 suffered from exactly that. So the cylinder heads were removed and valves and guides were replaced with a modified solution.

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