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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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V6 cam seal installation

What is your tool of choice? I had trouble tapping them in (with cams still installed) using a large socket. Any installation tips?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 10:37 AM
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I used this plastic coupler item, found in the electrical dept. of a local hardware store. Had to grind down the flange of it just a bit so that it matched the OD of the seal, as I couldn't find a pipe or coupler that had the exact same OD as the seal. Can't recall if i needed to used a socket as well, to clear the entire length of the cam end...

I also did this with the engine out. So your clearance to drive the seal home will be more limited, if your engine is still in the car.
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