Top 8 valve stem seals manufacturers

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

When blue smoke appears from the exhaust pipe of a car, this indicates that engine oil has entered the combustion chambers. One of the common reasons is the wear of the valve stem seals. With such a malfunction, oil consumption increases, parts of the piston group and the exhaust tract become covered with soot and soot. The car no longer meets environmental standards, so repairs cannot be postponed. Before choosing valve stem seals, you should understand their purpose and determine the main requirements for these small parts. Expert advice will help us cope with this difficult task.

Criterias of choice

Purpose and principle of operation. In an internal combustion engine, all rubbing parts during operation receive a portion of engine oil. Lubrication is required for valve stems and guide bushings. There is a gap between these parts through which oil can enter the combustion chamber. To prevent this, valve seals or valve stem seals are used. Reinforced rubber, flexible fluoroplastic and fluorine rubber are used as materials for the manufacture of parts. The glands are pressed against the valve stem with annular springs.

Requirements for valve stem seals. Several factors have a negative impact on valve seals. It is to them that the parts should have increased durability.

  1. Inside the engine, the temperature during the combustion of the fuel mixture reaches 1800 ° C. Therefore, the first requirement for seals is high temperature resistance.
  2. High-quality removal of the oil film from the valve stem is only possible with a snug fit of the cap. Therefore, the second important factor in a quality part is the elasticity of the material.
  3. Since the stuffing box has to work in harsh conditions of constant friction, wear resistance will become another important requirement. On average, good valve stem seals can withstand about 100,000 kilometers.
  4. How many valve stem seals you need to buy depends on the type of malfunction. If normal wear and tear occurs due to high mileage, then the entire set changes. But it often happens that one oil seal has failed (a crack appeared, a spring burst). In this case, you should choose a cap of the same size and material.

We have selected the top 8 valve stem seal manufacturers for our review. All of them sell their products on the Russian market. When allocating seats, the editorial board of the magazine took into account the opinion of the expert community and the reviews of domestic motorists.

Top 8 valve stem seals manufacturers

Nomination a place manufacturer rating
Top 8 valve stem seals manufacturers 1 Elring 5.0
2 Victor Reinz 4.9
3 Corteco 4.8
4 Ajusa 4.7
5 Goetze 4.6
6 Nok 4.5
7 Glazer 4.4
8 Payen 4.3

Elring

Rating: 5.0

ELRING

The German company Elring is an old-timer in the auto parts market in Europe. It was founded in 1879 by Paul Lechler and initially traded in gaskets and technical products. As the company developed, it opened new production sites in Austria, South Africa, South Korea, China, Turkey. Various engine oil seals occupy a special place in the finished product catalog. Experts point to a wide range of sizes, designs and materials. The specialists have no complaints about the quality and appearance; the service life can only be reduced by incorrect actions during replacement. The brand ranks first in our review.

Many auto repairmen advise their customers to give preference to Elring when purchasing valve stem seals. They will regularly serve in the car for many years.

Advantages

  • elasticity;
  • high-quality manufacturing;
  • rich assortment;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Victor Reinz

Rating: 4.9

Victor Reinz

The Victor Reinz brand was born from the merger of the American company Victor and the German company Reinz. And in 1993 the joint venture joined the Dana holding, becoming the largest manufacturer of automotive components. In total, there are about 90 production sites in the world, which are located in 25 countries. Among the partners of the trademark are auto giants Ferrari, VW, Fiat, Ford, Renault, Volvo. In the catalog, in addition to the valve stem seals, you can find gaskets for the engine, oil seals, cylinder head bolts and sealants. The only problem of the brand in our country is the presence of fakes. Experts advise you to take a closer look at the packaging and labels on it.

The same problem worries domestic motorists. They often discuss methods for identifying original products on forums.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • rich assortment;
  • effective oil removal;
  • long service life.

disadvantages

  • a lot of fakes.

Corteco

Rating: 4.8

CORTECO

Another brand has a German registration, although it was founded in Italy. Corteco has been making car parts since 1932, and the first part to come off the assembly line was the oil seal. Today the plant is part of the Freudenberg group, the main specialization remains rubber-metal products, filter elements, details for the interior trim. In total, the Corteco catalog contains over 20 thousand names of parts. The Simmerring seals, which are used in many new cars Ford, BMW, Nissan, Opel, have gained particular fame. Experts appreciated the catalog of valve stem seals, where there was a place for domestic cars.

Users have no complaints about the quality of Corteco parts. Most of all motorists are worried about a large amount of counterfeit.

Advantages

  • elasticity of rubber;
  • high-quality assembly;
  • wide range;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • a lot of counterfeit products.

Ajusa

Rating: 4.7

Ajusa

The largest manufacturer of auto components in the world is the Spanish company Ajusa. The brand has its own production facilities on all continents. This allows you to quickly supply components to conveyors of car factories Nissan, Daewoo, Seat, as well as maintain a rich assortment of spare parts in retail chains. The experts highlighted the scientific and technical center of the concern, where new parts are constantly being developed. The products comply with the requirements of international standards ISO / TS16946, ISO 9001 (for quality) and ISO 14001 (for ecology). The catalog contains valve stem seals, engine gaskets, camshafts and much more.

Domestic motorists who supplied the Ajusa valve stem seals are satisfied with their work. The main thing is to distinguish the original from the fake when buying.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • perfect processing;
  • exact dimensions;
  • affordable prices.

disadvantages

  • a lot of fakes.

Goetze

Rating: 4.6

GOETZE

The popularity of the German company Goetze in the world was provided by the cylinder liners, piston rings and gaskets for the engine. The experts also praise the valve stem seals of this manufacturer. Particular attention in Germany is paid to the protection of their products from counterfeiting. The packaging contains a hologram, stickers and barcodes, and the caps have the first three letters of the company name, plant number, size and batch. The company supplies spare parts for the conveyors of auto concerns Ford, BMW, Fiat, Renault. The catalog contains caps for Russian cars.

Users periodically in reviews complain about fakes they have to deal with. But the minders declare a relatively short service life of the valve stem seals (15-20 thousand km) due to the loss of elasticity.

Advantages

  • many degrees of protection against counterfeiting;
  • high-quality processing;
  • a wide range of;
  • effective oil removal.

disadvantages

  • limited service life.

Nok

Rating: 4.5

Nok

Nok was founded in 1939, when Japan Bearing Production Co., Ltd. was established in Japan. The current name was issued in 1985. The concern has many branches in various Asian countries, where high-quality oil seals and seals are produced. The brand is the official supplier of auto components to Toyota and Honda factories. According to experts, original quality is found in valve stem seals made in Japan. Branches are slightly inferior in durability, but there are also counterfeit products, where there is no need to talk about quality.

In the Russian market, the probability of buying a fake is higher than purchasing an original spare part. Therefore, the brand closes the TOP-6, despite the long service life of the original caps.

Advantages

  • high quality of the original (OEM);
  • acceptable price;
  • durability;
  • exact dimensions.

disadvantages

  • unstable quality at branches;
  • a lot of fakes.

Glazer

Rating: 4.4

 Industrias Serva

The Glazer brand belongs to the Spanish company Industrias Serva S.A., which was founded in 1964. The company specializes in the production of sealing parts for cars. The list of manufactured products includes gaskets for the engine, oil seals, valve stem seals, sealants and much more. The experts included the brand in our review for a huge range of parts. In addition, all products meet the requirements of international standards ISO 9001 and QS 9000. Some auto components go to the retail network, and some are sent to the conveyors of factories Ford, Nissan, Suzuki, John Deere.

However, in the reviews, many domestic motorists complain about the short service life of the Glazer caps. One of the reasons experts call the loss of elasticity of the rubber element over time.

Advantages

  • affordable prices;
  • the richest assortment;
  • exact dimensions;
  • good protection against counterfeiting.

disadvantages

  • fragility.

Payen

Rating: 4.3

Payen

The French company Payen closes the TOP-8 of the best manufacturers of valve stem seals. It was founded back in 1890, and the name was given in honor of the head of the combined enterprises, Etienne Payen. The first products of the brand were copper and asbestos washers. Since 1998, the trademark has been owned by the American concern Federal Mogul. The assortment of the company consists of 10 thousand items, deliveries are carried out to 100 countries. Today the brand is known to a narrow circle of Russian motorists. This, according to experts, is a positive factor, since there are practically no fakes on the market.

The few user reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Caps retain their operating parameters for many years, providing high-quality removal of the oil film.

Advantages

  • good quality;
  • rich assortment;
  • acceptable prices;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • little popularity in Russia.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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