[Vwdiesel] Replace the Cam Seal?
jhsg at sk.sympatico.ca
Tue Apr 15 18:57:53 EDT 2003
Sounds like someone used the locking plate to hold the cam to either break
the retaining bolt loose, or torque the end bolt back up. OOPS. You will
probably be able to reuse the seal, but the outer may leak, use some
Permatex H3 or aviation gasket goop to reinstall the seal. Worth a try...
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> Subject: [Vwdiesel] Replace the Cam Seal?
> Last night I noticed the end of the cam in the '85
> Jetta TD I recently bought was broken where the lock
> plate fits. It appears it broke twice, since both
> sides of the channel are missing. Runs o.k., though.
> But I just so happen to have a spare cam from the old
> '85 TD motor that was in my daily driver. That motor
> got replaced w/ a rebuilt one. I'd like to change it
> out tonight, but if I replace the seal, that would
> entail me going out of my way to find a new seal. I
> guess if the old one leaks after its all together,
> I'll be screwed, though.
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