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valve stem lube

I'm going to lap in a couple of valves and think I need to valve stem lube. Briggs and Stratton has this product but locally it hard to find. is there another brand or substitute that I might use. thanks

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I'd use engine oil. It's what lubricates the guides all the rest of the time... it should be okay in this circumstance also.

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that's what I have always used.... I didn't know they made special lube actually

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For the valve stem engine oil should work fine.
You already have the lapping compound ??

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I have always used any engine oil that I had on hand. Never a problem and I have built some serious V8's. Valve stem lapping oil is an example of good marketing and little else.
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I use engine assembly lube just because i have it on hand for assembling V8 engines, but for a simple valve job on a small engine oil is fine.
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