Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by operator1391, Nov 26, 2008.
camshaft oil seal/gasket, dose any body has pics ?????????
why would he pull the cam in order to replace that seal!? its quite unnecessary to say the least. all you have to do is pull the cam gear off the cam while its still in the car, and pry out the old seal with an awl, or even a flathead screwdriver. lube up and pop in the new one, and if it gives you any trouble tap it in with a rubber mallet till its sitting flush.
wow, are you serious. PLEASE DONT POST HALF ASS GETTO ADVISE, hes trying to fix his car, not keep the leak. Cam seals tear very easy.
Tear easily? have you ever done this personally to vouch for how "easily" they tear. unless you're beating the shit out of it theres no reason one should tear. Ask anyone who knows what the hell they're talking about and they will tell you on some engines removing the cam for a cam seal is unnecessary. A friend of mine who is a tech at germain toyota does it this way on customers cars, and i personally watched him do this on his own car not even 2 weeks ago. I suppose with your logic you would recommend removing the crank in order to replace its oil seal too right?
Telling someone to tear down the top half of their engine isnt any better.
Set the engine to TDC, remove cam gear, use a drywall screw to remove the bad seal. Do this by screwing it into the seal. Grab the screw with pliers and pul while wiggling. This method doesnt risk scouring the aluminum around the seal. With assembly moly based lubed gently push the new seal into place.
I do this all the time and never have a problem doing it this way.
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