Should I bring this somewhere else for another opinion? Remove the camshaft cover and gasket, and the rubber grommet in front of the camshaft drive sprocket. It's totally worth it, so buy yours today! But seriously, does anyone have any idea where my coolant could be leaking from? And where to get camshaft oil seals - Haynes states timing belt end are black and transmission end are red. I have real good experience yanking that motor out now and it appears that I have yet again to perform the same thing. It's going to take 3 days and the engine has to come out, but Subaru will be paying the bill. Well, we've got the answers! I will certainly ask how long the repair is guaranteed for. Step 3: Once cleared out, you'll see the camshaft seals as circular covers around the camshaft itself. You probably already checked it, but is it possible the crankshaft got gouged when removing the old seal and it is ripping the new seal? Would appreciate any replies, Thanks, Neil.
It looks as if the seals supplied with the kit are plain lip seals and don't have the hydrodynamic ribs like the originals which are designed to improve the seal and help prevent ingress of contamination. The sprockets must be removed to replace the seals. It provides a hand hole for access during certain engine repair jobs. To replace it, the camshaft sprocket must be removed. Obviously my local dealer said workmanship issue, take it back slim to no chance of getting it fixed right in Denver, and f that, too much trouble.
Especially if you're not seeing the oil leaking out anywhere. If this is one with 4 cams, I believe it has cam phasers used in variable valve timing. Take the end cover from the crankshaft cover. The rubber material contains the oil intact by stopping spills coming from the tip of the camshaft. Oil will deteriorate the belt and it's one piece of equipment on your vehicle which you don't want compromised.
The other problem with replacing your camshaft seal is that you need removing your timing belt and cam gear to do so. So it is a crap shoot at the factory, and even worse with your local dealership tech. My 12 had it done as well. If you have oil around the cam seals and belt cover, this will probably be the problem, but it requires a bit more work to fix. I believe something isn't smelling right. Oil spills can be caused by faulty camshaft seals that don't properly cover the camshaft when in motion.
So many questions - so late - goodnight, Neil. Since timing belts are most easily obtained as kits which are usually not much more expensive than a the belt itself , your best bet is to replace all of the same parts so you can be assured of another 60k trouble free miles. Nitroman or anyone else in this situation did you go ahead with the repair? It seems to be a very common place to have a leak on the k series engine. However, aluminum seals are more vulnerable to rusting and breakage due to constant pressure exerted by the camshaft motion and engine rolling. Take out the tappets and place them in the order in which you removed them, so that you can refit them in the same positions. On Ford type engines, the camshaft bearing support pillars are built into the cylinder head. There are a lot of gotchas.
Like I said, it seems to be dripping down directly on the top of my oil filter, but I can't for the life of me see where its dripping from; what all is above the filter in this area. Pack newspaper between the sprocket and cylinder head before removing a sprocket securing bolt. The engine has to be partially lifted in order to get access to the bolts that hold the carrier anyway. You can watch some of the videos on YouTube, which may be of assistance. They also told me the engine needs to be removed to do this repair. Withdraw the camshaft rearwards, taking care the cam lobes do not damage the bearing in the pillars. The old sealant has to be cleaned away from the carrier and head mating surfaces, the camshafts being in place make this difficult.
Be glad they're offering to do it under warranty! They also did an oil change and pressure washed the engine bay. Hey Lewis, Thanks for posting this thread. It's made of top quality materials, it has passed not only all manufacturer's tests but also General Motors quality control and has to endure rough road conditions over a long time. Rental car for 3 days. Picked it up this morning. Who of you have confidence in me? Hold the camshaft with an open-ended spanner behind the sixth cam and undo the sprocket.
This type of seal is usually bought as an aftermarket addition as most cars have pre-installed aluminum ringed seals. My comfort level went up a little after talking to the tech, he's done several of them. Bad news if it is because this is where the head gaskets tend to fail. There is a service bulletin for the problem and I believe those engines manufactured from 2013 onwards don't have the problem. I took it for its 3 year service today, 4 days before the warranty runs out and as told this.
Check the condition of the front-bearing oil seal, and fit a new one if it is worn or leaking. On the leyland O series overhead camshaft, The camshaft bearing caps are part of the cam cover. Not that I have any comeback with that! I am presuming you are sealing the 2 machined faces of the cam box together; I have used unbranded Loctite stud lock but any thin anaerobic thread lock or anaerobic sealant will do the job, apply a small bead on one of the mating surface and use a small roller to spread it out thinly and evenly. Then use it if something breaks. This site is intended for reference only. I can't find the part number shown in the manual. Today, I had the car in for the brake line recall and they also checked out my complaint of the burnt oil smell.
You can also send an email to our pro for direct assistance! A special tool can be used. The ribs run in opposite directions depending on direction of shaft rotation. Camshaft oil seal, that's the ones behind my cam sprockets? If it's leaking from the front cover which covers the timing belt just below where the cam sprocket is located, it's a pretty good bet the seal is what's leaking. ? Locate the camshaft near the timing belt. Provide details and share your research! Edited January 16, 2015 by Fairtax4me The area is between that thinner outer section to the far right in the diagram, and the cylinder head which is just to the left.