Q4 valve cover seals and camshaft housing gaskets

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Q4 valve cover seals and camshaft housing gaskets

Postby JOKERZ26 » Mon Mar 24, 2003 1:33 pm

I finally had a chance to check my oil and see if it was the mystery fluid leaking on the exhaust side of the engine and unfortunately it is...  My question is whether it's the valve cover seal or the Camshaft Housing Gasket do I have to take off the timing chain just to get to it? I know Redgtz and RamairGTZ have recently done cam swaps so can you guys tell me whether getting to the seals is straight forward or am I going to do some miscellaneous removing of stuff just to get to it?



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Q4 valve cover seals and camshaft housing gaskets

Postby Guest » Thu Mar 27, 2003 6:13 am

Yes you'll have to remove the TChain and it's inner housing to get the cam housing off. If I were you I'd go out and get a manual, read the job through before attempting anything.



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Postby rweatherford » Thu Mar 27, 2003 7:33 am

Not an easy or quick task.  If this is not really a problem I would ignore it.


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Postby JOKERZ26 » Fri Mar 28, 2003 7:25 pm

I'm not sure if it is a gasket because I noticed the Oil Pressure Switch with some oil residue and the oil trace starts arourd the Water Outlet Area.



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Q4 valve cover seals and camshaft housing gaskets

Postby MAD MARK » Fri Mar 28, 2003 8:57 pm

I believe I have the same thing. Its not worth going into it and messing around and probably having more problems then you started off with. Just check the oil every week and make sure it is not loosing too much oil. Only then should you try this.



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Q4 valve cover seals and camshaft housing gaskets

Postby Guest » Fri Mar 28, 2003 11:56 pm

The best thing you could do is give your engine a nice bath. Use degreaser and clean up the whole thing. Then you'll really be able to see where its coming from. If it is the oil sensor that wouldn't be a bad fix. If its the end cap seal for the cam, again not a bad fix. Other than that your looking at a fair bit of work.




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