brogers at terrix.com
Thu Jan 27 13:14:07 EST 2005
Thanks for the reply- I did actually think about that option. My thinking
is that this seal is not old - it's only got about 6000mi +/- on it, or 1.5
yrs, and I think it's had a very slow leak from day one. So I'm thinking it
doesn't need to be restored , but replaced because maybe it was damaged when
it was put on or maybe it is defective...
with that in mind - new thoughts?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernie Benz" <b.benz at charter.net>
To: "Brandon Rogers" <brogers at terrix.com>
Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: cam seal
> I've not previously responded to your thread, but why replace any rotary
> shaft seal without first trying the seal restorer treatment? I have never
> replaced a rotary shaft seal in engine, tranny, or rearend in any of 4
> totaling ove 700K. The stuff works for me!
> > From: "Brandon Rogers" <brogers at terrix.com>
> > Organization: Terrix Financial Corporation
> > Reply-To: Brandon Rogers <brogers at terrix.com>
> > Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 10:36:49 -0700
> > To: "200 20V List" <200q20V at audifans.com>
> > Subject: Re: cam seal
> > Thanks for the replies so far- much appreciated. What I hadn't
> > that I've already got the all the covers, cam pullet, etc off.
> > I guess my dilemma is what is the bigger PITA?? - trying to get the cam
> > out with the valve cover in place ( I don't have a puller - was going to
> > [carefully -duh] drill a couple very small holes, screw in a couple
> > screws and pull out) or go ahead and pull the valve cover off as well as
> > front cam cap - I'm assuming then the seal would pull right off no
> > If I pull the VC - can I re-use the rubber gasket it's probably only got
> > miles on it....
> > as an aside, yes everything else is pretty new - WP, TB etc all have
> > less than 6000 mi...actually so is this cam seal but apparently it
> > realize it's supposed to be a _seal_...
> > TIA-
> > Brandon
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Brandon Rogers
> > To: 200 20V List
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 9:54 AM
> > Subject: cam seal
> > Guys-
> > I'm in the midst of an exhaust manifold swap and decided that while I
> > there I'd see what was causing a small oil leak that leaves one or two
> > of oil on the ground at shutdown and over the last year or so has really
> > gunked up the lower part of the motor. Anyway it looks like the cam
> > one of the culprits (in addition to a plug in the oil galley).
> > My question: To replace the cam seal can I leave the valve cover in
> > Also - I'd like to go ahead and clean up as much of the oil and dirt as
> > possible while the EM is off and there is better access - any
> > a good method? Or should I wait til it's all back together, then run
> > a local wand car wash, spray some degreaser/engine cleaner in there and
> > use the sprayer?
> > thx-
> > Brandon
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