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98 forester 2.5 dohc cam seals

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#1 jim milewski

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 08:14 PM

well I replaced the head gaskets, put the engine and it started up ok, but leaked .5 qt oil in fifteen minutes on the driver side, looks like possible intake cam seal, is there a special method to install these seals, should a compound like permatex be used or dry, should I install the seals with the caps on, or put the caps on after the seals, any help appreciated, thanks

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 02:23 AM

Seals are installed with the cam caps in place. They need to be driven in very precisely and at exactly right angles to the cam shaft.

The corners of the caps should be sealed with RTV or Anearobic.

The lip of the seal should be lubricated with clean engine oil, assembly lube, or Dow Corning 111 valve sealant.


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Posted 12 September 2011 - 06:00 AM

installing another seal will probably do the trick.

can you tell where it's leaking, from the ID or OD?

if the belt is getting oil on it - be sure to replace it. belts can break in a matter of months when soaked in automotive chemicals.

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