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Sorry for the poor images. I don't have a high quality camera. This is the lift valve off one of my Q series Bolens. They used the same one for the QT-16 and QT-17. It also appears to be the same valve used on other models.

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Once the spool is removed you can see what looks like an O ring at each end.

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They aren't. They're more like tiny versions of the bearing seal you would use on an axle shaft.

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One side of the ring is solid and the other is U or C shaped. I don't know what they are called, but read "Lip Seal" on a post. The size is approximately 1/2" OD x 5/16" ID x 1/8" thick. Anyone know of a source for these? Bolens offered a rebuild kit, but a google search came up blank. Thank you, Paul.
 

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I have a NOS kit here but am keeping it for reproduction purposes

I have the clips and seals interchanged but have not ordered any yet. If none of the sponsors have a kit to sell you I'll put one together and get the order placed for the necessary parts, may take about 2 weeks though
 

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I have a NOS kit here but am keeping it for reproduction purposes

I have the clips and seals interchanged but have not ordered any yet. If none of the sponsors have a kit to sell you I'll put one together and get the order placed for the necessary parts, may take about 2 weeks though
Didn't notice any clips? Would need 8 of the seals. Figure I might as well rebuild the valves on all 4 of my Qt16's. Thanks, Paul.
 

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That valve looks identical to the ones on early Wheel Horse GT's!

I would be interested in a couple of (complete) repair kits too!
 

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That is the valve I am using on Alice. It originally came from a Ford! I have a Sealco close by that may have those!
 
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Those folks deal in odd stuff every day!
 
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For those who have had these apart how critical is the spring length? I can get one thats .0525 '' Longer than the original
I didn't take the spring out of mine, so can't say. Seals appear to be the only thing needing replaced. Can you post a pic of what the original rebuild kit came with? Paul
 
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