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Old 10th December 2008
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Has anyone had an oil leak come from the cam cover? It is on the passenger side and is very very small but every once in a while when I am under the car I see a line of oil coming from the cam cover and going all the way down past the drive belt. Do I just need to replace the gasket?
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Old 11th December 2008
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Depending on location of the leak, you might just be able to pull off the vavle cover and reseal it with RTV. This is all going on the assumption that its leaking for a corner where the valve cover changes shape to go up over something instead of just a flat run across the engine. Also, when you do pull off the valve cover, you may as well check the gasket. I'm not sure how much they cost, but you might just reaplce it while you're at it. Just remember, gaskets alone will not stop leaks. Even the manufacturers dab RTV in the corners where gaskets can't make a good seal.
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Just had it done last month.
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Was your's leaking on the passengers side as well?
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yes..............
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Thank you. I'm going to go order a gasket.
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