[V8] Dodged a major bullet

dsaad at icehouse.net dsaad at icehouse.net
Tue Jul 5 12:20:21 EDT 2005

Just an FYI - the manual says to put some sealer on the cam end bearing blocks
(all 4 of them) - there is no gasket but there is a small channel for silicone
type sealer.

I an not exactly sure what gasket Dave is refering to here - I remember a large
o-ring behind the mounting flange - I supose you could seal that, but a new
o-ring is pretty cheap and would not require sealer.

All in all, there are roughly 10346 places oil can leak around the distributors
and the cam sprockets. You need to go in pretty deep to fix them all up.


Quoting Dave Head <v8q at bellsouth.net>:

> FYI - if you are still having distributor oil leakage, take off the
> distributor mount (2 torx bolts - T27 I think)) and use some silicone
> gasket sealer on the flat gasket in there. I always thought it was
> leaking at the o-ring gasket on the distributor itself. It was actually
> always leaking at the mount seal!
> Dave
> Highly relieved.
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