Cam seal removal

Discussion in 'Gen 1 & 2 - Emergency Issues - Help & Maintenance' started by DavidT, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. rubydist

    rubydist SHO Master Staff Member Super Moderators

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    nope, it is clamped in place now that the top cap is on it.
     
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    Was I supposed to put some rtv where that cap sits on the head?
     
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    I tried using the drill and screw method way back when, and ended up gouging the rear of the housing with the drill bit, admittedly in an area that doesn't matter. The screws would often pull out as well. So for the last 17 years and 250+ SHOs later, I've used a pick and never once scored the camshaft journal. I always check that the screwdriver or whatever I'm using doesn't have any sharp edges.
     
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    4EFB3480-5AE5-4D2F-9A72-850F4BA8FD60.jpeg What's the best way to get what's left of the old grommets all cleaned up. They seem to be fused to the valve cover.
     
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    Putty knife or Stanley knife blade.
     
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    Ok. So yes. This is a gold mine of information. And the fact that it's downloadable is priceless. Is shophoenix his user name? It's been a long time since I have been a regular on this forum. He needs to be thanked and even donated too.
     
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    So to update, I think I still have a leak. This was my first attempt at this. I generally never do it right the first time, lol. I see now that I should have applied some rtv to the edge of the cap that has the groves in it.
    Also there are a few different ways to approach this job. For me, the novice, it looks to be a no brainer in attacking it from the top... removing the intake and rear valve cover, and the cap that houses the seal. I now see why it is easy to roll the seal when pushing it in THROUGH that cap (if it's not removed). It looks as though it has to majorly squeeze through it. Looking at the seal with the cap off, it looks impossible, lol.
    So when I go back in, I see that I will need to rtv the cap and double check that the seal is seated in the cap, by tapping on it with the pvc, right after I install the seal and the cap.
    I also see from shophoenix pics that, duh, I don't need to remove the 2 small screws that attach the sensor, rather the 2 bolts that hold the sensor to that mount.
     

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