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#1 nakedandfam0us

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 03:53 PM

Tearing down a 2002 ej251 to drop into a 2000 outback and noticed the L rear cam seal doesn't appear to be seated properly.

 

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There isn't evidence of a huge leak but I'd like to fix properly. Tap it square with a socket? Replace? What do you think. thanks!



#2 Fairtax4me

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 05:19 PM

Not sure I would bother with it as they don't generally leak. But they're only like $4 at the dealer so if you do anything with it just replace it.
Trying to reseat it may damage it and make it leak.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:44 AM

that does not qualify as a leak in my book.

 

leave it.

 

lots of other stuff will give you problems before that does.

 

besides, it could be the valve cover gasket, maybe.


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#4 grossgary

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:11 AM

i don't notice anything wrong, those don't ever really fail or pose issues.  i don't recalling ever seeing it personally or on the forum.  that seal was recently mentioned like last week by a guy wanting to pull it so he can see if he can install a distributor at that point - that thread has some responses on replacing that seal.

 

otherwise it's not ever done...it's more of a plug than a seal maybe?  there's no rotating part passing through it.  doubtful it will ever leak, yours would be like the first.



#5 nakedandfam0us

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 11:01 AM

Thanks. I'll probably just leave the bugger as it is then.






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