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Cam case sealant on re-torque
Posted 03 February 2004 - 01:02 AM
Anyway, at minimum, I'll have to look at the O-ring passages, if only for piece of mind.
My question (at long last) is this: has anyone tried _not_ removing sealant from the cam case grooves? I mean, can I re-use the existing cam case sealant just like a good valve cover gasket?
It's just that working that stupid groove with wooden q-tips and toothpicks gets a little time-consuming.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 02:56 AM
Posted 03 February 2004 - 01:32 PM
as for the oil pressure put a real gauge on the pump and recheck it. dont trust the cars gauge. and yeah it may need a reseal.
yeah the cam covers suck but its alot easyer the second time. I have been there.
nor cal where?Kalo
Posted 03 February 2004 - 06:54 PM
Posted 03 February 2004 - 09:24 PM
Look to the oil pump reseal for curing ticking lifters and leave the head bolts alone.
As for the pressures you're describing, those are actually about right. 45lbs at cold start up, 7.5-15 at idle.
And if you do decide to go ahead with this, no, you don't have to clean out the cam tower case grooves, but you do have to clean the flat surface and reseal them, preferably with Permatex Ultra Gray 599 sealant.
Posted 04 February 2004 - 02:47 AM
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