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Old 01-20-2008, 08:08 PM
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lee - another culprit I looked at back when I was tackling this issue (and before I gave up, accepted it, and started buying oil in bulk) was that the camshaft could have worn to the point where it was not sealing properly at the camshaft seal, given the high mileage. Therefore no amount of sealant, etc. was going to stop that. My techs (competent and proven) tried several times to stop the camshaft seal leak and the timing chain leaks (did it a few times, no charge, etc.) but it would end up leaking eventually.

Other than that, that M103 was one hell of an engine!
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