bad guide seals

can one drive a car around that doesnt burn oil and runs cool with bad valve guide seals?

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Unlikely.
If they're not doing their job it should use some oil. What do you think they're there for?
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If the motor doesn't burn oil then the valve guide seals are probably OK. After a mile or two of driving the motor should be at about 80 degrees C., if not, the the engine's thermostat should be replaced with a new one.
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I asumme your talking about a gasoline engine. With bad valve guide seals you'll see blue smoke on start up and it'll run pretty good. Oil consumption can be significant like a quart every tankful of gas. Plugs can get fouled ans so can the O2 sensor. Some seals can be replaced from the top without head removal.
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