03-10-2003, 02:01 PM
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Lathrup Village, Michigan
A new cam seal should not leak unless:
1) It is not seated correctly.
2) The cam has worn the head (no bearings) surface down enough that the cam is lower and thus does not line up with the center of the seal. It would leak at the top.
I replaced a seal that I installed with another when I did not seat it correctly.
I also noticed that the cam was closer to the bottom of the seal than the top. But not enough that the top leaked.
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